25 Aug '11, 2am

Disaster looming over Bakun

Failure to implement the recommendations of the EIA report on the Bakun Dam will be disastrous, according to an environmentalist. KUCHING: An impending disaster is looming over Bakun Dam following the state government’s failure to implement the recommendations detailed in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, according to environmentalist Dr Ellie Luhat. Luhat, who is the chairman of Bakun Community Safety Committee (BCSC), warned that disaster would strike the area in the next three to five years. “There was a study of the EIA reports where recommendations were made. But somehow when the implementation was done, these recommendations were forgotten. “One of the recommendations was that we get rid of as much as possible the biomass – the trees, branches, twigs, scrubs, and plants – before the dam is to be impounded. “But they failed to get rid of all these. “Ov...

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