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Garbage dumped into river by offshore casinos a health hazard'

6 May 2009

Panaji, India -- As reported by IANS: "Garbage dumped over the years by the offshore casinos into the Mandovi river has been drastically increasing the organic content in the water, polluting fish and other marine organisms, a waste management expert said Wednesday.

"Joe D'Souza, who has been hired as a consultant by the Panaji municipal corporation to handle the burgeoning garbage woes of the city, said that the garbage dumped by the offshore casino operators into the Mandovi river, which flows alongside the capital, could serve as a serious health hazard, if dumping continues unabatedly.

"Speaking to reporters at a waste management presentation at the city corporation Wednesday, D'Souza said that the casino operators should be forced to maintain a garbage log, like a waste oil log, which is mandatory for every vessel..."

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