The Zambia Environment Management Agency (ZEMA) has directed Ndola Lime Company to shut down its plant which is releasing dust emissions higher than the legal limits.
ZEMA northern region manager Patson Zulu said in Ndola yesterday that his organisation, which is formerly known as the Environmental Council of Zambia, directed Ndola Lime to shut down its plant following the suspension of the licence for the kiln which was releasing excessive dust emissions polluting the environment.
"The complaints from some Ndola residents about excessive dust emissions are justified. As ZEMA, we have no option than to act accordingly. The onus is now on Ndola Lime to see to it that measures are put in place to comply with the country’s environmental laws," Mr Zulu said.
He said the Ndola Lime and the Lafarge Cement plants in Ndola were releasing excessive dust emission, which was a source of concern from members of the public.