Besides, the waste management plan for the tannery industry is considered flawed for various reasons earlier, we have written how roughly 12,000 cubic metres of untreated effluents from 67 tanneries at the leather industrial estate at savar is dumped into the river dhaleswari every day. Untreated sewage being released into the buriganga river each day dhaka’s 126 million people produce about 3,200 tons of solid waste, most of which goes into the river and each day up to 40,000 tons of untreated tannery waste is released directly into the river. Buriganga river pollution by tannery industry 4 1 introduction tannery industry fulfills a growing international appetite for leather and earns a large amount of foreign revenue but the tanneries which are located at hazaribagh are the major cause of buriganga river pollution. The tannery industry is a $1 billion business in bangladesh until recently, the majority of the tanneries were located at hazaribogh and were polluting the buriganga river with over forty heavy metals including chromium.
Relation between hazaribagh tannery industry development and pollution in buriganga river application form for permit to operate (pto) air pollution source installations cost of capital & profitability analysis of beximco pharmaceuticals ltd. Pollution of buriganga river: a critical study chandan chakraborty, md mazaharul huq, sobur ahmed, taslima tabassum, md rubel miah abstract: when water becomes contaminated by unexpected substances, it is considered as harmful for human and aquatic lives. Water resources minister anisul islam mahmud has said that pollution of the buriganga river has been reduced by about 40% due to the removal of the leather industry from the city’s hazaribagh area he said: “the removal of hazaribagh tannery has reduced pollution of the buriganga by 40. The tannery units in the midst of the city have been widely responsible for air and river pollution in the capital experts said with the shifting of tannery industries from hazaribagh to savar, the capital city and its main buriganga river are set to free from the tannery-induced pollution.
The river buriganga, which runs past dhaka city, is at present one of the most polluted rivers in bangladesh dhaka city is very densely populated and will be one of the ten ‘mega cities’ by the year 2000. One of the biggest pollutants of buriganga is hazaribaghtannery industryup to 40,000 tons of tannery waste flows into the river daily along with sewage according to the department of the environment (doe), 22,000 liters (5,800 us gal) of toxic waste are released into the river by the tanneries every day. Toxicity and environmental impact assessment of heavy metals contaminated soil of hazaribagh tannery area half kilometer northeast of the river buriganga (shams et al, 2009) tannery industries have been location no l1 to l9 are located in between western part of tannery industry and inner side of flood. The supreme court has ordered the government to ensure that the wastes of the tanneries, which have been relocated to savar from hazaribagh to save the buriganga river, do not pollute the. The tannery units release nearly 22,000 cubic metres of untreated toxic waste everyday to the buriganga river according to the local people, the condition of the river is the worst (daily star march 25, 2003.
Keywords: buriganga river, dumping of wastes, industrial pollution, physical health, mental health, industrial pollution, environmental pollution, tannery industry introduction: the buriganga river is the main river in dhaka city, capital of bangladesh. The tannery industry in hazaribag, which is one of the most polluted areas in dhaka city, produces a huge quantity of wastes every day without treatment, these are discharged into the buriganga river and pollute the surrounding environment. Buriganga river pollution: its causes and impacts unplanned tannery industries etc, as the reasons of solid waste, tannery industry 1 introduction the buriganga river is located in the.
The tannery industry in hazaribagh, a densely populated area in dhaka city, is a fitting example of how industrial wastes in some instances can be dangerous and disastrous of the 270 tannery units, 90% are located on 25 hectares of land in hazaribagh. The buriganga river in bangladesh has turned black from the toxins released from the dhaka tannery district, as has the local river in xintang, china, thanks to the denim industry, which dumps untreated dye water into it. Today, the buriganga river is afflicted by the noisome problem of pollution the chemical waste of mills and factories, household waste, medical waste , sewage, dead animals, plastics, and oil are some of the buriganga's pollutants. The dumping of waste from the tannery directly into the river buriganga causes heavy water pollution and environmental hazards dhaka, bangladesh kids play with animal wastes where trash and toxic chemicals fill canals which flow out into the buriganga river.
For several decades, river pollution and fresh water depletion are viewed as one of the top environmental problems in asian region the buriganga river in bangladesh is subject to severe pollution and considered as one of the worst polluted rivers in the world especially, the development of tannery. Buriganga riverkeeper and bangladesh poribesh andolon (bapa) jointly organized a round table meeting at the vip lounge of national press club at shegunbagicha, dhaka on “how to protect buriganga and dhaleshwari rivers from tannery pollution” on 20 th december, 2017 (wednesday) sayed abul maksud, vice-president, bangladesh poribesh andolon (bapa) presided over the meeting, while shajahan. Buriganga river pollution by tannery industry 41 introduction tannery industry fulfills a growing international appetite for leather and earns a large amount of foreign revenue but the tanneries which are located at hazaribagh are the major cause of buriganga river pollution.