“Zimbabwe scientists are investigating the possibility that diamond companies operating in the country’s Marange region may have contributed to water pollution, Rough and Polished reports.
At the urging of the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA), scientists from the University of Zimbabwe have taken water samples from a number of points along the Odzi River to determine if the charges are true. ZELA Coordinator Shamiso Mtisi said that he examined the water himself and testified to its impurity. Mtisi said this was evidence of effluent runoff from the cleaning and polishing operations of four nearby diamond firms.”
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