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Industrial Waste and Urban Communities in Addis Ababa: the Case of Akaki Kaliti And Kolfe Keranio Sub Cities

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dc.contributor.advisor Teka, Tegegne (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Kifle, Selamawit
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-16T11:23:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-16T11:23:51Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/8779
dc.description.abstract Most industrial establishments in Addis Ababa discharge their wastes into the nearby rivers or on open spaces. The urban communities, who live adjacent to industries, face health problems due to industrial wastes. The study took two sub cities in Addis Ababa region. These are Akaki kaliti and Kolfe Keranio sub cities. In these sub cities the industries which are known by EPA for polluting the environment were selected. From Akaki Kaliti Sub city: Akrem Metena Animal Feed Factory, Kaliti Food SC, Akaki Metal Products Factory and K.K Textile Factory and from Kolfe Keranio Addis Ababa Tannery and Gulelle Soap Factory were selected.The general objective of the research is to assess the extent of the industrial waste problem on urban communities. Literature states that the proximity to the source of waste generation increases the risk of being affected by industrial wastes. The findings of the research revealed that all the industries use industrial waste disposal systems, more specifically open and ocean dumping. Recycling or waste treatment systems are used by 33 percent of the industries. No industry uses waste avoidance or reduction methods. The licensing and registering bodies including Ministry of Trade and Industry at different levels and Ethiopian Investment Agency do not have siting criteria applicable in the placement of industries. Environmental Protection offices are not actively involved in controlling and regulating the industries which are polluting the environment due to industrial wastes. Ministry of Health did very little with respect to industrial wastes. On the other hand, the communities are affected by the industrial waste problem. Most respondents have respiratory diseases, cough, diarrhea, and eye problems. The day-to-day lives of the community are affected by pollution as a result of industrial wastes. The community had put complaints to different bodies including the sub city’s top management, the sub city’s Environmental Protection offices, the kebeles & industries. To solve the industrial waste problem, coordinated effort of all involved is required. Awareness creation task should be done by Environmental Protection Authority and Ministry of Health. Siting criteria needs to be designed and implemented. Measures should be taken on those industries disposing untreated wastes on open spaces and/or water bodies. Coordinated effort would only work if those involved are aware of the problems and the solutions suggested en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Keranio sub cities en_US
dc.title Industrial Waste and Urban Communities in Addis Ababa: the Case of Akaki Kaliti And Kolfe Keranio Sub Cities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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