Roxas Holdings says it did not dump waste in Marayo River
Roxas Holdings Inc., the country’s largest integrated sugar company, today said it and his subsidiaries did not discharge waste water into the Marayo River that is connected to the Tuburan Creek which was reported to have had a fish kill.
In a statement, Roxas Holdings vice president for legal and corporate affairs Atty. Florencio Mamauag Jr. said “while we await the results of the investigation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau, we would like to assure that both CACI (Central Azucarera de Carlota Inc.) and Roxol (Roxol Bioenergy Corp.) are confident that they have not contributed to the cause of the fish kill reported last weekend.”
Environmental teams from CACI and Roxol have conducted an ocular inspection of the area affected by the fish kill with the DENR-EMB and took water samples from the area.
The company said the analysis of the samples showed that the water collected from the Marayo River is in normal condition and had no foul odor and that fish in the area did not seem stressed.
A fish kill was reported in the town of Pontevedra on March 31 but the fish affected were sardines which are found in the seas and not in rivers.