It’s a nuisance, say residents
THE LATEST FIRE at the Mangrove Landfill reminded some St Thomas residents as to why they have been trying to have the nearby waste site dumped.
“We haven’t had a fire like that in years, but every day we are still faced with the stench. Almost every week there is effluent coming off from there.
“Sometimes it smells like decaying fish, or even just plain faeces,” one Arch Hall resident said yesterday afternoon as the smoke from the burning tyres filled the air.
The woman, who declined to give her name, said her relatives, some of whom were asthmatic, were unable to attend church.
Instead, they were forced to stay indoors with the windows and doors closed in order to keep out the ashes.
“I don’t believe that a dump should be near an area where people are living. I know this has always been a bone of contention but this was just a reminder for us of how bad things can get. And I know there has to be other places in Barbados where that can go,” she added.
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