A cutting-edge Effluent Treatment Plant has been erected by Pure Biotech Company Limited, an ethanol company, to stop wastewater contamination of the Benue River from happening again.
The News Agency of Nigeria stated that this was said by the company’s manager of corporate communications and public relations, Mr. Stephen Numbeve, in an interview.
He claimed that the organization took this significant step after untreated effluent (wastewater) was accidentally dumped into the Benue River.
There was severe contamination caused by the factory’s unintentional release of untreated sewage and sludge into the river in Bezu Village.
Following public outrage, environmental rights organizations and other stakeholders called for the closure of the Chinese factory.
In response, Numbeve stated that the organization decided to finish the Environmental Impact Assessment procedure in order to optimize its Environmental Management System.
This, he claimed, has already received approval from the Federal Ministry of Environment and is awaiting EIS certification.
“We are implementing a circular economy waste management strategy. All wastes, whether liquid or solid, are now recycled and turned into biogas, fertilizer, and even treated wastewater.
“Nothing is now permitted to be released into the environment or a river. We urge members of the public to visit the company for a tour and see things for yourselves.”
He announced that the business was law-abiding and will continuously enhance its processes and efforts to safeguard the environment and public health.
“Pure Biotech Company Limited has made significant financial investments to improve its waste management systems. We aim to establish ourselves as the top environmentally friendly business in Benue State and North Central Nigeria.
“Aside from the incident, Pure Biotech Company Limited is not discharging any effluent into the environment, a river, or any other body of water in any way.”