Smoke fumes at Haags Bosch being monitored

Georgetown, GINA, June 24, 2016

Spontaneously combusting fires at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill Site continue to cause problems for residents of Eccles and nearby communities, and the Ministry of Communities.

Project Director of the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme, Gordon Gilkes told the Government Information Agency this afternoon that the Ministry of Communities has put in place a temporary operator at the landfill to monitor the smoke fumes.

Contrary to the belief that the smoke is as a result of wood being continuously burnt at that location, Gilkes said it is as a result of fire to a section of the building that used to store the wood.

He explained that the fire which occurred earlier in the month at the landfill was controlled, except for instances when it rains, resulting in smoke and fumes.



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