Confirm the presence of hazardous waste in the bay of Cartagena, northern Colombia
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May be substances "such as mercury, zinc and copper," he said the comptroller said in a statement.
The complaint, filed by a consultant of the Corporation Environmental Inspectorate (Coriambiental), claimed that after dredging the bay have been waste "at concentrations that are risk factors for the health of communities" surrounding the place, he deepened the body of control.
In that sense, the company said that the National Authority of Environmental Licenses (Anla) and bodies of local and national health should identify the concentration levels of these substances in natural ecosystems and the health consequences caused in the population.
Moreover, the Comptroller dismissed a part of the complaint in which it warns of "the presence of fifty cases of congenital malformation in children under five years" because local records "do not show birth defects in the birth of children with relation to the accumulation of heavy metals. "