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Water source remains safe

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, May 01, 2014

THE chemical concoction of sulphuric acid added to pine trees at the Lekutu Pine Station in Bua cannot affect the Tavea Island water source, says Callison Pacific Fiji Limited support services manager Suli Matavesi.

While responding to villagers' concern regarding the possible contamination of their water source located among pine trees on the mainland of Lekutu, Mr Matavesi said the chemical concoction applied to the trees were hardly able to drip.

He said the chemical was not soluble and could not be washed away as they tend to solidify immediately after application.

Mr Matavesi said areas they worked in had been approved by the Fiji Pine Limited.

"The area where the Tavea Island water catchment sits is one of the approved areas and Callison Pacific Pine Chemical (CPPC) is aware of the existence of this water source," he said.








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