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Molasses mess

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Molasses mess

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This is the cry from residents of St Stephen’s Hill in St Michael, where the illegal dumping of molasses earlier this year posed a health issue for many.

The three pools of molasses have since all been covered. However, a new problem has been uncovered and the stench emanating from Rogers Quarry in Robinson Close is still alive. 

In January, when the decades-old pools were discovered, acting deputy chief environmental health officer Francina Bascombe had indicated that the molasses was biodegradable and residents would mostly suffer from the stench which would eventually dissipate. She also indicated that the three pools were being covered.

However, the covered molasses is now seeping out of the ground, causing a stink and attracting flies that are affecting the residents.

Janice Ward (below), who has lived in Robinson Close for 26 years, was furious that the matter had not been dealt with properly. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.