Dolomite sand not washed out, still intact â DENR
“There is no truth to the news reports that the dolomite sand has been washed out to the sea,” DENR Undersecretary for policy, planning and international affairs Jonas Leones said.
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Dolomite sand not washed out, still intact – DENR
Elizabeth Marcelo (The Philippine Star) - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) maintained on Wednesday that the artificial white sand overlayed on a portion of Manila Bay was not washed out but was only covered by black sand caused by rains.

“There is no truth to the news reports that the dolomite sand has been washed out to the sea,” DENR Undersecretary for policy, planning and international affairs Jonas Leones said.

Leones issued the statement in response to reports quoting him as saying that “about 10 percent of the dolomite sand in Manila Bay has been swept to the sea by heavy rains.”

He said the white sand, made of crushed dolomite rocks, has been washed in by black sand but still intact.

“Dolomite sand will not be washed out because of the geo-engineering intervention used for the project,” Leones explained.

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