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‘Beware Of Bio-Chemical Wastes’ –EU Expert
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Beware Of Bio-Chemical Wastes’ –EU Expert
By Stephen N. Sonpon

MONROVIA, August 31 (LINA) –A Hazardous Chemical and Biological Waste expert has warned that the threats posed to human, livestock and the environment by improper management of biological chemical wastes cannot be ignored in Liberia.

According to Dr. Clark Jean Claude of the European Union (EU), Liberians need to be cognizant that hazardous wastes, which often take the form of solid, liquid, slush, or gas, are primarily generated by chemical production, manufacturing, and other industrial activities.

He indicated that people living in homes built near old and abandoned waste disposal sites may be in a vulnerable position of contacting illnesses from hazardous chemicals.

Dr. Jean-Claude made the statement Wednesday at the end of a three-day Training of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) national team in hazardous chemical and biological waste management held in Monrovia.

He noted that Liberia is a country that was drastically devastated by the 14 years of warfare that left existing governmental and societal norms in feeble.

Dr. Jean-Claude pointed out that understanding the culture of waste management at the domestic or individual level is vital and worth cultivating and must therefore be encouraged nationwide.

According to Jean-Claude, the training aims to standardize the practice of hazardous waste management in the country.

He said the EU through the CBRN Center of Excellence of the Africa Atlantic Façade region with headquarters in Rabat, Morocco funded the training.

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