ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream

Environmental issue/project: Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream
Date: 12 September 218

Name of person reporting: Peter Arderne
Email address: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 083 4577478

Description of issue:

The problem commenced in July when all of Emfuleni Municipality's sewage plants started to discharge 150 million litres of sewage into the Barrage reservior. This has continued and there have been huge fish kills in the Barrage and downstream plus kills of otters, birds and insects. The Gauteng government has allocated R20 million to fix the problem but to date little progress has been made. For the latest news read http://www.fosaf.org.za/read-YWG-135.php

 

Current Issues:

  1. Court Case regarding proposed amendments to the Alien & Invasive Lists & Regulations
  2. Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream
  3. WPB Colliery
  4. Proposed deproclamation of part of the Mabola Protected Environment
  5. Trout translocation project in the Western Cape by FOSAF and the CPS.
  6. Clanwilliam sandfish in trouble
  7. Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
  8. EUS: A threat to Africa’s aquatic ecosystems
  9. Illegal netting
  10. New fish disease (EUS) widespread in Southern Africa