Pakistan feed plants shut trough pollution
Two poultry feed units in Kahuta, Pakistan, have been shut down by the
Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) due to environmental
"We have been receiving complaints against these units since 2003. The
manufacturers were told to adopt a proper method of production but they
continued to cause environmental degradation," said Pak-EPA director-general
Asif Shuja Khan.
The 2 feed plants - Capital Feed Mill and HB Feed Mill -
where animal and poultry waste was burnt in the open to make feed, were the
source of an "unbearable smell". Shuja said animal or poultry waste could
include a mixture of organic poultry dust, skin debris, broken feathers,
insects, aerosolised feed etc and that their burning in the open could cause
respiratory, viral and bacterial diseases.
The units were closed down
under Section 16 of the Environmental Act, according to which Pak-EPA could take
such an action against an entity if it was not adopting measures to keep the
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