Strategy for Promoting Effective Management of Environmental Effects from Brewery Industries at The Nineth (9TH) Mile Corner Industrial District of Enugu State

Arthur Efeoghene Essaghah, Alabi Michael Oloyede

Abstract


Related studies on the environmental effects of poor brewery effluent management at the 9th Mile Corner industrial area have indicated that the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC Plc) is not effectively monitoring liquid wastes from its production operations. There is need to investigate and explore these issues and take effective remedial action before the negative impact of its activities become widespread and elicit adverse reactions from the community. It is the intention of this paper to explore related issues and articulate a framework for effective monitoring of industrial effluents and management of Brewery wastes at the 9th Mile Corner using the Nigeria Bottling Company plant as case study. The research design combined desktop and social survey. Past studies on the environmental effects of the Nigerian Breweries activities were reviewed and analyzed. The company premises and surroundings were surveyed for evidence of industrial effluents flowing from the plant into residential areas. It was found that industrial effluents treatment facilities of the company are old and dilapidating causing effluents to escape outside the plant waste management system. Against this background the paper outlines the type of monitoring and auditing, as well as, relevant organization/agencies that should participate in the implementation of the proposed revised environmental management plan(s) for the factory. Adoption of this strategy for the management of environmental effects of the company effluent would undoubtedly enthrone sound best practices in the management of brewery plants operations in 9th Mile Corner and other industrial districts in Nigeria.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/eer.v3n2p176

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Energy and Environment Research   ISSN 1927-0569 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0577 (Online)
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