Rio Cobre test reveals improvement in water quality

Radio Jamaica News has been informed that the latest test conducted on the water quality of the Rio Cobre, has revealed that there is significant improvement in the quality of the water, following the massive chemical spill.
An official of the Ministry of Health told Radio Jamaica News that the result has been turned over to the National Water Commission (NWC) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).
However, there has been no word from NEPA or the NWC on the result at press time. 
The test was conducted by the National Public Health Laboratory.
Residents and farmers of several St. Catherine communities have been anxiously awaiting word from the Ministry of Health whether the water from the Rio Cobre is fit for consumption following the pollution of the river.
They are also awaiting word from the NWC on the restart of operations at the Spanish Town Treatment Plant. 
The National Water Commission was forced to shutdown the Treatment Plant due to the massive spill, leaving many communities without water.
The NWC says it was awaiting word from the Ministry of Health before it can resume operations at the treatment plant.

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