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‘Toxins buried in Sudan’s Sennar’: independent MP

November 17 - 2015 SENNAR
Monkeys in Khartoum, capital city of Sudan (Tumblr)
Monkeys in Khartoum, capital city of Sudan (Tumblr)

Salah Ahmed El Nur, an independent Member of Parliament in Sennar state, reported that a large quantity of expired pesticides is buried in the state.

The pesticides, he said, were used to exterminate monkeys that live in the state’s plant protection administration buildings. They recently attacked a guard working at the offices.

El Nur reported the issue in parliament on Monday. He said that the pesticides were used despite their expiry date.

“We have reported the incident to the authorities, but they have not moved or conducted any investigations into the reports.”

Efforts by Radio Dabanga to determine an exact figure and location for the alleged buried pesticides have been fruitless.

The MP further said that there are 6,900 sacks of expired millet in Sennar’s strategic reserve stores. He claimed that their expiry date was in 2012.

Related:

Farmers Sudan want to stop rise in cancer from pesticides (20 June 2015)

Environmental damage prompts Sudan to halt mining permits (8 April 2015)

‘Corrupt pesticides entered Sudan’: Plant Administration (19 September 2014)


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