IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Jeremiah David Bala, Japareng Lalung and Norli Ismail
Industrialization is vital to a nation’s socio – economic development. It provides ready employment opportunities for a good percentage of the population. Although industrialization is inevitable, various devastating ecological and human disasters which have continuously occurred, implicate industries such as palm oil industry as major contributors to pollution problems and environmental degradation of various magnitude. As a result environmental problems have increased in geometric proportion over the last three decades with improper practices being largely responsible for the gross pollution of the aquatic environment with concomitant increase in waterborne diseases.