Smelly Mangrove on way out
RESIDENTS OF ARCH HALL and Bennetts, St Thomas, and surrounding areas will soon get relief from unpleasant odours emanating from the Mangrove Pond Landfill that once made them flee their homes, says Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe.
He said this would be one of several benefits resulting from Sunday’s official opening of the $25 million Sanitary Landfill Extension Cell 4 next to the Central Cricket Ground at Vaucluse, St Thomas, and the decommissioning of Cell 3B.
Lowe said the highest social impact of the cell’s opening was to relieve residents of the “absolute terror of an unpleasant smell”.
But he added, “I am not suggesting that tomorrow morning when you wake up everything will be powdery. What we are saying to you in certain terms is that over the next several months there will be a gradual weeding out of the source of that aggravation to residents.”