Protest: demands oil refinery shut-down

2011-10-24 00:00

Residents of Merebank, Wentworth and surroundings south of Durban marched to the Engen Oil refinery to demand a cleaner, healthier and pollutant-free environment on Saturday. The protest, initiated by the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, (SDCEA), came after a fire at the Engen Oil Refinery saw 100 school children hospitalised for smoke and toxic fume inhalation some two weeks ago. Durban will be hosting the COP17 International Climate Change Conference in November and December and protesters vowed to intensify their protest to stop the pollution. They demanded the Engen plant be shut down.

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