Amidst environmental and health concerns surrounding the Cherokee dumpsite, a Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) representative instructed the South Abaco District Council to “immediately shut down” the site and relocate waste disposal for the area.
Please allow me to express my concerns on the deteriorating conditions of Green Turtle Cay.
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) joined efforts with Abaco officials to clean up the Wood Cay dumpsite in North Abaco — a move that helped contain costs for a task long overdue.
Complaints were yet again received by The Abaconian on the excessive leakage of oil at the Central Abaco Landfill as pools of oil are forming on a section of the site near Snake Cay.
Cherokee residents have been promised a “new dump” year after year.
As of July 2014, Mr. Gilbert Davis, head of the recently elected Murphy Town Committee, has been trying to clean up and revitalize the settlement of Murphy Town.
A lack of safeguards protecting sensitive areas from environmental hazards at the Central Abaco Landfill has a number of residents concerned with the prevalence of used oil barrels spilling their contents.
The Central Abaco Landfill has been the focus of numerous complaints in recent weeks as there have been delays in issuing a new contract after Central Government took responsibility for its maintenance away from Local Government as of July 1. Beginning July 1 the Department of Environmental Health took over responsibility for the landfill; however, there was not contract yet in place for the maintenance of the site.