n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - News Bites

Volume 30, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Decades after the first drums of toxic sludge began to pile up in SA, the government has failed to get rid of more than 3 000 tons of mercury waste stored at the old Thor Chemicals factory in KwaZulu-Natal. Thousands of barrels of mercury waste remain in warehouses and sludge ponds at Cato Ridge, outside Durban, while in the valley below, medical researchers have found high levels of mercury in people's hair and in fish and soil samples around Inanda Dam.

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