Gaza sewage lagoons could collapse

Gaza sewage lagoons could collapse -

JERUSALEM (IRIN) - The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) is concerned that waste water lagoons in the northern Gaza Strip could collapse due to the current fighting between Israel and Hamas. "With Israel's latest bombardment, there is a real risk that earth retention walls of a number of wastewater lagoons will break, releasing an estimated three million cubic meters of wastewater into the surrounding communities," said Shaddad Attili, head of the PWA, in a statement on 12 January. [Palestine]