Chinese firm was burning asphalt which resulted in black soot
The rivers state government has shut down a company responsible for the black soot environmental hazard that has been plaguing the state’s capital, port-harcourt in recent times.
A statement signed by Austin Tam-George, the rivers state commissioner for information, reads;
This is to inform the public that a Chinese construction company, named CGC, located on the Obirikwere-Airport Link Road has been shut down on Friday, the 10th of February, 2017, by the Rivers State Task Force on the Black Soot.
The Asphalt plant was found to be producing thick black smog out of the furnace in the process of burning Asphalt, heavily polluting the air.
The Asphalt plant was immediately shut down by the task force. All the directors of the company will be prosecuted according to the law.The public is therefore advised to cooperate with the Task Force, by providing useful information on the Black Soot.