Havana, Friday 22 de September de 2017 06:39 pm

Management of Dangerous Residues: An Environmental Achievement in Holguin

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Holguin, Cuba, May 9 (acn) Holguin province has achieved the reduction of over 900 tons of chemical products and dangerous residues generated by production and service companies during 2016 as part of its program in the protection of the environment.

This outcome contributes to the conservation of the ecosystems prioritized by the national environmental strategy, among them the Roa River Basin and Bay of Nipe, largest inlet pocket in the country.

Rolber Reyes, specialist in the field in the territory told ACN that over 400 tons of used oil as fuel was recovered in the period, which is considered highly harmful for the environment due to the elevated content of oxidation residue.

These compounds provoke severe environmental damage on cultivation land, contamination of the underground water, loss of biodiversity and deterioration of natural areas, said the specialist.

He highlighted that the territory has been recycling 516 tons of lead, zinc, copper and electronic scrap iron for the use of the industry, one of the strategies in the reduction of the contaminating load on the environment.

Several centers in the province joined the program last year in eliminating substances that affect the ozone layer, among them, the Nickel Research Center and the Pedro Soto Alba Company located in the municipality of Moa.

Holguin has over 200 toxic residue generators for the environment, among them the July 26th company, the Felton Thermoelectric and the Comandante Ernesto Guevara Nickel Company, reported the Red Cubana de la Ciencia website.

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