1TV: Mohammad Qasim Sangin, chief medic of 100-bed hospital in Parwan province, said that more than 100 people visited the hospital complaining from stomach pain after drinking water from Panjshir River. He said that samples of the water had been sent to capital Kabul for investigation. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The study entitled Psycho-physical Effects of Environmental Pollution on the Health of Kabul Citizens, shows that at least 10 percent of water in 22 districts of Kabul is contaminated with nitrate substances, which according to the study, it can cause kidney damage and other ailments. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Groundwater levels have declined in Afghan capital Kabul by meters, officials said Monday. Mohammad Naeem Tokhi, the director of hydrology department at Ministry of Energy and Water, said that the rate of decline in groundwater levels is between 1 and 22 meters. Apart from quantity, the quality of ground water in the city is also deteriorating.
Tolo News: Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) on Sunday said currently people are using too much underground water in Kabul and if the problem is not solved, the city will face serious water shortages in the next few years. Officials at the ministry said in addition to overuse, the lack of sewage systems has led