Dead fish in Jakarta – 05/19/2004

  • September 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm #488

    JAKARTA: The discovery of thousands of dead fish washed up on the
    coast of Jakarta has sparked an environmental furore.

    The Jakarta Environmental Management Agency advised people last week
    not to eat fish and clams from the already polluted Jakarta Bay after
    thousands washed ashore. The agency said the fish had been killed by
    a neurotoxin which could be deadly to humans if the flesh was

    Then less that a week later, the agency reversed its decision and
    said the fish were safe to eat.

    But in a country where bureaucratic decisions are often tainted by
    corruption or political pressure, many city council members suspected
    the deaths were caused by runoff from the profusion of industrial
    plants about Jakarta.

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