As per the EIA, the trees to be uprooted on the route included fully grown Kikar, Bakain, Sheesham, Jammin, Katha/Khair, Phulai, Evergreen, Mulberry, Shareen, Lemon, White Siris, Rubber Plant, Simal, Berry, Guava, Neem and Eucalyptus.The EIA report revealed that a total of 886.16 kanal land on both banks of the Cantt drain will need to be acquired, including 563 affected houses from Main Boulevard, Gulberg to M2 at Babu Sabu and as the consequences of land acquisition about 563 families will face dislocation.The public infrastructure will also be dislocated by this project and a total of approximately 440 Marla land will need to be acquired from government department, the EIA report maintained.During the public hearing of this project, civil society had already opposed this project and declared it a grave threat to the environment of the provincial metropolis. A majority of participants had termed the project devastating for residential and commercial localities.However, the EIA also pointed out some positive features of the project, including aesthetics and sight of the area, time saving to approximately 82km reduced travel distance and as a consequence, less operating costs of vehicles, less load on major roads of the city, and enhanced road safety due to decreased psychological stress of the road users.It said environmental conditions would be improved while the proposed route was also beneficial for the future River Ravi Front Project as well as in improving the international ranking of Lahore as mega urban city. It added that the project would provide significant reduction in the routine traffic jams/traffic hold ups, which will significantly eliminate vehicular emissions.
No off site contamination has been detected, Mosaic officials said. Environmental Protection Agency and Polk County about the leak.But neither Mosaic nor DEP officials notified the public about the spill.David Jellerson, senior director of environment and phosphate projects, said Mosaic decided there was no need to alert neighbors many of whom use well water because testing has shown that the contamination has not spread from the 1,600 acre site.The DEP was notified Aug. 28, spokeswoman Dee Ann Miller said.
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