Malawi government close down suncrest creameries company for contravening environment standards.

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“There was discharge of untreated water into the Mudi river.”

Government officials said in line with section 76 of the Environment Management Act, Government has with immediate effect closed Suncrest Creameries for contravening with section 42 of the Environment Management Act, which stipulates that no person shall discharge or emit any pollutant in the environment except in accordance with this Act.

The closure follows an inspection of the company on 10 september, where it was found that, there was discharge of untreated water.

The untreated water flaws directly into the Mudi river.

It was also observed that the company does not have pre-treatment plant as required by the Act.

For these reasons Suncrest creamries has been closed with immediate effect, untill such a time when the order is lifted and when neccessarly mitigating measures are taken.

-Reads the press release-

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