22 tons of garbage collected from Mimaropa rivers 82 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Ellalyn de Vera RuizAround 22 tons of garbage have been collected from the rivers of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa) in a simultaneous cleanup of 11 rivers in Southern Luzon. The cleanup coincided with the launch of the Calapan River rehabilitation project in Oriental Mindoro. Aside from the Calapan River, the volunteers also cleaned up Sabang River in Sablayan, and Pandurucan River in San Jose, both in Occidental Mindoro; Boac River in Marinduque; and Bangon-bongoy River in Romblon. The two were found guilty of operating without discharge permits, and releasing into Calapan River partially treated wastewater that exceeded effluent standards.
Source: Manila Bulletin April 15, 2019 05:15 UTC