Federal officials from the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission paid a surprise visit this week to the Chinese-owned Hongao Mining Company’s site in the Federal Capital Territory near Abuja to investigate reports that the company is polluting local water supplies.
The government’s actions come in response to a detailed report by journalist Chinedu Asadu published last week in the online news site The Cable. Asadu detailed how Hongao allegedly contaminated nearby groundwater, making it unusable for either human or agricultural use.
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