Displacement marine craft pose risk of water pollution discharges

Displacement About 30plots of land and 22structures will be affected by the proposed access road (existing Port Reitz Road – new Container Terminal). Out of 22 structures, about 10 structures are for residential use and others are for business use. About 10 households need relocation.

 

 

Water quality within the port has deteriorated due to both onshore and offshore activities. Main sources of pollution include: 3 Marine Vessels: Both cargo vessels and the ports marine craft pose risk of water pollution discharges (accidental release of fuels or lubricants). This may come as a result of vessel collisions, vessels running aground or vessels colliding with stationary structures. Operations: Cargo operations especially liquid bulk from port users (oil marketing companies, importers and exporters of edible oils). Spillage may occur during truck loading, pumping or faulty tankers. In most cases the spill finds its way into surface water drain and eventually into the sea. Dry Cargo releases: There have been complaints of excessive dust releases during offloading of coal or clinker (for Bamburi Cement), soda ash (Magadi Soda, Fig 1.1) and occasionally during discharge of bulk grain (Grain Bulk Handlers Ltd). Some of the material finds its way into the ocean raising the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) to levels that may not be conducive for the survival of marine life. Figure 1.1: Spill of soda ash from Magadi Soda conveyor belt Water front industry discharges: Industries 

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