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Voice of America (Washington, DC)

By Annika Hammerschlag

A court in Senegal has excused a claim by an anglers' aggregate against a fishmeal plant they had blamed for dirtying their town and obliterating their jobs.

Many individuals separated into the Thies town hall Thursday to hear the adjudicator's choice.

The claim, documented by the Taxawu Cayar Aggregate against the Touba Proteine Marine fishmeal manufacturing plant, blamed the industrial facility for contaminating the town of Cayar's air, soil and water.

The aggregate had requested the impermanent conclusion of the manufacturing plant in light of desperation.

During the legal actions, the aggregate introduced video film of the industrial facility's truck unloading fish squander into Cayar's lake. A free research center examination uncovered elevated degrees of harmful metals in the lake, which was additionally found in the town's regular water.

The aggregate is currently choosing whether to pursue the choice or to present new prosecution that would for all time shut down the plant.

"We will seek after all conceivable legitimate roads while regarding the laws of this nation, said Alle Sy, an individual from the angler's system. "We won't ever surrender, as this is a fight near our souls."

Boubacar Cisse, the legal counselor for the fishmeal industrial facility, previously known as Barna Senegal, said the production line intends to make a move against the system.

"He says the processing plant is multiple km away from Cayar, so how should an efficient that contaminate the air and make it unbreathable?" asked Cisse. "Clearly, Barna Senegal will fight back against these individuals for having ruined the industrial facility and messing up its appearance."

The production line is one of basically about six fishmeal plants working in Senegal.

Source : All Africa

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