Santo Domingo.- The Santo Domingo State University UASD’s Environmental Commission coordinator affirmed it would take at least RD$350 million per linear kilometer to repair just part of the damages to the Nizao river caused by decades of aggregate extraction,.
Luis Carvajal also raised the need to spend important amounts on the high river basin, such as support structures to prevent heavy water flows from eroding the riverbanks.
The environmentalist said to secure the zone it should be an Environment Ministry (Semarena) priority to prevent further extractions in the riverbed, the channel and the flood plains.
On Monday Semarena militarized five aggrgate mines in the Nizao-Semana Santa zone, for overstaying the deadline to desmantle them. " I hope that the blackmail by the companies and the machinery they move to twist the Government’s arm doesn’t function this time."