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BASA bracing for healthy clean-up bill

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Ash fall and dust from the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines could force the Barbados Aquatic Sports Association (BASA) to spend thousands of dollars in a clean-up campaign at the Wildey, St Michael facility.

BASA president Cheryl Lady Forde said an exact figure was yet to be determined but the cost to purify the Barbados Aquatic Centre from volcanic plumes is likely to be expensive.

“I imagine it will take a lot of money but at this stage I can’t measure what it would be like. We may even have to bring in industrial cleaners to clean the interior. It is a costly exercise to put things right,” she told Sun Sport during a telephone interview.

“We have to pay for anything external that we get in terms of added chemicals. It is a necessary cost because we must have the facility and the pool, in particular, at a certain standard to maintain a safe environment in the water. . .” (AGB)

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