Kuwait activist calls for tight control on sewage water crops

June 26, 2011

A Kuwaiti environmentalist has urged authorities to tighten their control on all crops imported from countries that use sewage water.

Khalid Al Hajiri, the head of the Green Line environmental group, said that there were serious dangers that threaten the lives of people living in Kuwait, Al Watandaily reported on Sunday.

“The precautionary steps being taken are weak and inefficient,” he said. “This has resulted in the presence in local markets of various foods that lack the basic hygienic regulations,” he said.

Al Hajiri said that the danger was evident in the warning that the Lebanese authorities have given to the agricultural sector to stop watering crops using sewage water.

The activist said that more than 16,000 industrial facilities pump their wastes into rivers that water crops in Syria.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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