Chinese Factory Charged with Poisoning Gambia's Waters
Golden Lead, a Chinese-owned factory operating in the Gambia, has been accused of discharging toxic waste in to a water body of the small West African country. Environmentalists and residents in Gunjur, a small coastal town about 50km from the capital of Banjul, say hundreds of dead fish have been washing up on the lagoon since Golden Lead set up a fish meal factory in the town in 2016.
The fishing company buys fish from fishermen but and often rejects some fish and that prompted the dumping of the remaining fish by the unscrupulous fishermen unto the beach, resulting in an environment disaster.
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