Buenos Aires sewage leads to dispute between Uruguay and Argentina

The new Argentine sewage outlet will be 7.5 km long and four meters in diameter, through which the waste of about four million Buenos Aires residents will pass.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government's planned construction of the underground outlet for the Berazategui wastewater treatment plant in Buenos Aires has given rise to diplomatic disputes with Uruguay.

In recent weeks, delegations from both countries to the Administrative Commission for the Río Plata (CARP) have exchanged notes expressing their opposing positions on whether the project should be approved by the Uruguayan government.

The project is part of a rehabilitation plan that the Argentine state-owned company Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos S.A. (AySA) plans to implement. According to AySA, about 120,000 cubic meters per hour . . .

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