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Goma: at least 17 areas with a high concentration of carbon dioxide identified in the Lac Vert district

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Goma: at least 17 areas with a high concentration of carbon dioxide identified in the Lac Vert district

At least seventeen areas with a high concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), called “MAZUKU”, are identified in the Lac Vert district, west of Goma, (North Kivu), by the local association “Groupe engaged pour integral development”, (GEDI).

This organization presented these figures, Saturday April 20, to the Network of Congolese Youth Associations (RACOJ) which financed this work to identify “Mazuku”. It is a pocket of oxygen-poor air on the Earth’s surface. It can be fatal to nearby animal life. It emanates from cracks in the earth’s crust caused by earthquakes or eruptions.

According to GEDI coordinator, Francklin Tumusifu, at least eight of these areas are already marked.

This identification and marking of sites affected by carbon dioxide aims to combat the threats of this deadly gas which has already caused around ten deaths by asphyxiation in this region which hosts thousands of displaced people.

« The many displaced people, who have flocked to these places, following the war, since February 7, (2022), arrived there without knowledge of these places at high risk of deadly gas. Since that day, we have already recorded a loss of at least two displaced people asphyxiated by gas, and have already saved more than 15 who did not know what gas is, and goats we cannot count », explained Francklin Tumusifu.

The GEDI organization says that in addition to marking eight Mazuku with signage in the Buhimba IDP camp, it has also installed barbed wire there. She then plans to raise awareness to show local residents the mortal danger posed by these places polluted by carbon dioxide.

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The last accident caused by this gas dates back to March 3 on Avenue Mabanga, in the Lac Vert district.

In its March 12 bulletin, the Goma Volcanological Observatory (OVG) reported that high concentrations of CO2 levels in Mazuku persisted, “even exceeding safety limits, which remains potentially fatal,” indicated the OVG. in this document.

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