ZESCO power outage has caused sulphur dioxide pollution in Chingola – KCM

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Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) yesterday polluted Chingola air with of sulphur dioxide following the power outage in the morning.

KCM Public Relations Manager Joy Sata has confirmed the development in a statement obtained by Qfm news that the power outage at Nchanga Smelter and Konkola mine affected the operations resulting in the emission of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere in Chingola.

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Ms. Sata say KCM had also informed affected communities in Chingola to stay indoors and minimize outdoor activities until the situation returns to normal.

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Ms Sata has also disclosed that production at the Mines was also affected and the impact will be known after a thorough assessment has been carried out.

A nationwide power outage hit Zambia for close to four hours on Friday yesterday following a system failure at the Kafue Gorge Power Station.

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