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NWA to help control Yallahs Pond odour

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 9:41 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it has contacted the National Works Agency (NWA) to deal with the foul odour being emitted from the Yallahs Pond in St Thomas.

A similar odour in September last year was eliminated after the NWA released the natural berm on the Yallahs Pond allowing sea currents to circulate and mix with pond water.

Contacted last night communications manager at the NWA says the agency is already carrying out work at the pond.

In a release to the media yesterday evening, NEPA said it had received several reports of a strong stench permeating the air in sections of Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas.

The Agency said it worked with the Ministry of Health to conduct investigations into the reports and discovered that the pond was the source of the odour.


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