Mayor asks for probe into Clark mud flow-A A +A
Sunday, September 8, 2013
MABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales asked the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to look into reports that soil erosions at an ongoing construction site is causing mud flow that silts waterways leading to this city.
The mayor at the same time asked government agencies, especially the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), to evaluate the ongoing golf course and leisure park construction inside the Freeport.
Morales also asked the tripartite team to monitor and assess if the firm developing the site is violating provisions of its environmental compliance certificate (ECC).
Sonny Dobles, an environmentalist and head of the Alliance for the Development of Central Luzon, earlier informed the mayor that mud coming from the construction site goes to the Sapang Balen creek here during heavy rains.
Fish and other living creatures will die if the water flowing in our creeks is filled and covered with mud, according to Dobles.
Morales last month requested the CDC and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to appropriate funds for the armoring of dikes along river channels here.
According to the mayor, a big volume of water from Clark caused lateral erosion along the waterways which endanger lives and properties during rainy seasons.
Environmentalists assailed the scraping of a portion of the mountain inside the construction site.
Both the DENR and CDC said that the ongoing construction is above-board and the firm is complying with its ECC provisions. (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 09, 2013.