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Environment Ban Extended

There has been an extension to the timeframe of the Environment Emergency Declaration. The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar confirmed this yesterday. However, the seafront from
02 Feb 2015 12:34
Environment Ban Extended

There has been an extension to the timeframe of the Environment Emergency Declaration.

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar confirmed this yesterday.

However, the seafront from Laqere in Nasinu towards the Fiji National University School of Maritime Studies was still declared an environment disaster.

The declaration came into effect as of December 31, last year under Section 40 of the Environment Management Act. This follows the sewage spill into Wainivula Creek along the Kings Road near Laucala Beach Estate when its main pipe collapsed during heavy rain.

Areas covered in the declaration are from the mouth of Rewa River to the Fiji Development Bank Foreshore in Suva, Nukulau Island, Laucala Bay area and three kilometres further up the creek towards Cunningham.

Since the enforcement of the declaration, members of the public had been prohibited from entering or using the sea for any purpose because of health risks imposed by the waste spillage into the sea.

Mr Kumar is expected to reveal more information on the declaration this week.

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