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AfriForum investigates brown drinking water – Pretoria

By on January 30, 2013 AfriForum submitted drinking water samples to a SANAS accredited laboratory today, following complaints about brown water in the Northern Pretoria region. According to Julius Kleynhans, Head of Environmental Affairs for AfriForum, the Tshwane Metro Council has informed the community that the water is safe to drink. “A high concentration of […]

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How Superstorm Sandy’s Floods Can Make You Sick

Daniel Stone and Luna Shyr National Geographic News Published October 30, 2012 As much of the U.S. Northeast grapples with the inundation of Hurricane Sandy, the most dramatic photos show standing water filling busy U.S. streets in New York City, New Jersey, and along the coastline. Public health officials caution that stagnant water from floods […]

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Madibeng air quality deteriorating

“The Madibeng municipality district is one of the priority areas that requires specific air quality management actions to rectify and avoid the deterioration of the air quality,” the department of environmental affairs said in a statement last week. The other areas are the Waterberg, the municipalities of Thabazimbi, Modimolle, Mogalakwena, Bela-Bela, Mookgopong, and Lephalale in […]

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