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Mangaluru: Phalguni water pollution leads to fish kill; DC promises action

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Mangaluru, May 18: The pollution of the Phalguni river water on the downstream of the Malavoor vented dam on the outskirts of the city has caused fish kills.

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According to reports, the contamination has become concentrated in the downstream as no fresh water was let out from the dam.

Local residents have complained that water in open wells also getting polluted as the district administration has failed to check the pollution. The residents say that even though the downstream gets polluted often, this is first time the situation has aggravated.

Deputy Commissioner K.G. Jagadeesha said that prima facie the Phalguni water turning black in the downstream of Maravoor dam is a result of accumulation of untreated water released from the Mangaluru City Corporation’s sewage treatment plant.

Mr. Jagadeesha said the untreated water was discharged two months ago. As there was no outflow of water from Malavoor vented dam, the untreated water had got accumulated in one kilometre-radius from the dam that has now turned black.

Officials from the Karnataka Pollution Control Board, who are studying the issue, have said that rainfall can bring relief to the residents.

However, Mr. Jagadeesha said he has sought a report from the KSPCB officials on Thursday on the interim measures that can be taken against the water pollution. “We will take necessary action and address people’s concern,” he said.

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