Pining for a clean Pasig River
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When I was a child, my father used to tell me stories about how they would take a dip in the Pasig River and they could see plenty of fish as well as the stones and the sand on the river bed and bank. I myself don't remember that clean a Pasig River anymore. They say people started to notice the pollution in the 1930's, a few years after manufacturing facilities and factories were built along the river. The river started to accumulate a layer of pulp and sediment. It began having a bad odor. Dead fish started floating on the river.
Herrera, H. F. (2013, March 12). Pining for a clean Pasig River. The Manila Times, pp. A4, A5.
Rivers; Environmental restoration; River restoration; Environmental protection; Water pollution; Litter; Cadmium; Mercury; Public health; Man-induced effects; Mangroves; Industrial wastes; Environmental legislation; Water quality; Environment management; River banks; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC); Lopez, Gina; Estrada, Joseph; Defense, Glenn
- The Manila Times