Stop dumping of industrial waste in waterbodies

Speakers at a discussion yesterday said that dumping of waste materials in rivers, canals and other waterbodies, in Savar — by different industries including the newly relocated tanneries — are causing severe pollution and posing health risks to residents. The living conditions in Savar have deteriorated due to industrial pollution and indiscriminate waste dumping, they added, and urged authorities to take immediate steps to stop water and air pollution in the area.