The management of Bea Mountain Mining Corporation (BMMC) has categorically rubbished media reports alleging water pollution which has reportedly resulted to the death of fish and other species in the Mafa River streams in Grand Cape Mount County.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the management said it wishes to inform the public that no abnormal conditions have taken place in its plant, noting further that there is also no discharge from the plant, stressing that “All protocols in keeping with EPA guidelines and best practice are intact.”
“However, we have sent a specialist environmental team to investigate the allegations of pollution in the surrounding water streams. In furtherance to the steps taken above, BMMC has also engaged an independent government-certified laboratory to collect samples from the areas that are reported to be impacted. BMMC will keep the public informed on the results of all investigations that are underway,” the release added.
In the interim, the release furthered, “BMMC will continue to support its neighboring communities to ensure their safety as relates to the incident until clarity is derived from these investigations. Having notified the EPA of the incident, BMMC most welcome the EPA’s response to dispatch a team on site to investigate these allegations. BMMC remains supportive and will continue to cooperate with authorities at every stage where needed,” the release concluded.