National Solid Waste Management Authority Addresses Smoke Concerns from Landfill Fire

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File Photo/November 2023 Landfill Fire

National Solid Waste Management Authority Addresses Smoke Concerns from Landfill Fire

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is addressing concerns from residents and establishments affected by the smoke emanating from the landfill due to a spontaneous fire that began on Sunday, June 9th, 2024.

The fire was caused by intense heat combined with methane produced from the breakdown of garbage.

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Immediate actions were taken to control the fire, and efforts are currently underway to completely cover the affected areas with cover material (soil), however, this has been slowed over the past (3) three days due to heavy rainfall.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused to the community and assure you that we are working diligently to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

The health and safety of our residents and the environment are our top priorities.

We advise individuals in the affected areas to stay indoors, close windows and doors, and avoid outdoor activities until the smoke has dissipated.

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We will continue to provide updates on the situation as it progresses.

For more information or assistance, please contact the NSWMA at 562-1348.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA)

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