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Health hazard in the City


LISA KING, [email protected]

Health hazard in the City

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THE OLD PUBLIC bath at the corner of Green Park Lane and Lightfoot Lane, The City, which has for many years been a garbage dumping site, is again causing concern.

Irate residents told the WEEKEND NATION they wanted a team from the Sanitation Service Authority to quickly remove at least three large piles of garbage along Green Park Lane. They also called for the old bath to be restored so residents can use it.

Sheldon Chapman who lives a stone’s throw away from the dump site, said it had been more than three weeks since the last garbage collection. He said the problem was a long-standing one and noted that many years ago the Ministry of Health posted a sign saying dumping was prohibited. He said this brought a stop to the filthy habit for some time but that it had resumed about ten years ago.

He said people from all over, including neighboring streets, brought their garbage and placed it on that site.  “Nobody ain’t keeping their garbage at them. They bring it and dump it here, but look I got a drum in front my house where I put my garbage,” he said.

 

For more details on this story, please read the WEEKEND NATION or our eNATION edition.

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