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Residents ‘breathing fire’

This barren land belongs to Marjorie Drakes, who said she can no longer grow anything since the recycling plant started operations. Denise Grant speaking about how the smoke affected her. She said she had to close her private school as she could no longer work. (Pictures by Sharon Harding.) Marjorie Drakes speaking to St Thomas Member of Parliament Cynthia Forde (left) about her experiences subsequent to the fire at B’s recycling. Evelyn Hurley (left) showing how she uses her respirator to breathe when dust or smoke affects her as her husband George Hurley listens.

Wed, March 27, 2013 - 12:09 AM

SOME RESIDENTS of Reece Road, St Thomas, are not happy about the way they were treated by emergency personnel responding to the fire at the nearby B’s Recycling metal dump.

George and Evelyn Hurley were speaking to the media yesterday during a tour led by Member of Parliament Cynthia Forde. They said no one had come to speak to them and tell them anything.

“No one came to check on us. We heard noises from the trucks, that is what alerted us,” said George.

His wife said she uses a mobile respirator due to years of breathing dust and smoke from B’s Recycling. She said they could not get any peace due to the work there, and the fire and subsequent smoke just made things worse. (CA)

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 6 months ago
de ting "get light-up" you understand?
yes of course you do!

End of story.
"It was an accident"- it didn't have a CAUSE, oh no!

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