|This red liquid was recently released from the Big Cola plant operated by Aje Group, in Managua.|
|Big Cola dumps severely contaminated water into a drainage ditch in Managua.|
|The eastern side of the Big Cola bottling plant in Managua.|
A public meeting was held at the Big Cola bottling plant in Managua, 27 June 2014. The meeting was attended by officials from several Nicaraguan government offices, the Big Cola plant, and dozens of neighbors. In the meeting, the issues of noise and water and air pollution were presented. As can be seen in the photos and videos, the Big Cola bottling plant produces unhealthy levels of noise to its employees and the neighborhood and dumps liquids without proper treatment.
The Big Cola bottling plant is supposedly protected by International Free Trade Zone Laws (see CAFTA Nicaragua), This protection, however, does not provide any allowance for harming its employees, neighbors or the environment!
Would you like to be involved in the struggle to make Big Cola comply with Nicaraguan environmental laws? Please contact us! On the behalf of the neighbors of the Pedro Joaquin Chamorro neighborhood and all who love Managua, we send out an SOS!
Environmental volunteers can be involved in a variety of projects, from reforestation to wild animal rehabilitation, to environmental legal concerns and education. We can provide Spanish training and assign volunteers and interns throughout Nicaragua.
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