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Human Waste on Everest is Creating Environmental Pollution and Threatens to Spread Diseases

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 5, 2015 at 6:22 AM
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 Human Waste on Everest is Creating Environmental Pollution and Threatens to Spread Diseases

"Human waste left by mountaineers on Mount Everest is creating a lot of environmental pollution and threatening to spread diseases on the world's highest peak," said Ang Tshering, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association.

"More than 700 climbers and guides spend nearly two months on Everest's slopes every season and leave large amount of human waste and urine. This issue has not been addressed as yet," said Tshering.

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The mountaineering association chief has urged the government to take some action so that the climbers dispose of the waste properly in order to keep the mountain pristine.

Source: Medindia
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