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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 3:25 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Belizeans are gravely concerned about the contamination of the New River in Northern Belize.

The Department of the Environment (DOE) is installing aerators in the New River in Orange Walk in an attempt to to re-oxygenate the water in parts of the New River.

But, more photos have gone viral showing another massive fish kill in the New River in Libertad, Corozal.

Due to the dead fish, there is a foul smell affecting the quality of life of residents.

The villagers are now calling on the DOE to assist in addressing the issue affecting the river.

 

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