Saturday, November 21, 2009

Letter: A few comments on Mount Trashmore

by Joe Falcone
Published on Friday, November 20, 2009
Cayman Net News

As an outsider with an objective view, I would like to make a few comments on the islands “Mount Trashmore”.

I woke this morning at Treasure Island and was rudely reminded that the “pile” seems to be getting a bit more pungent. I worked in Cayman last year and the smell and fumes seem to be getting worse and worse as time goes on.

I would propose that this mess should become top priority for all of Cayman because of the health risks associated with the toxicity of the landfill. I would be willing to introduce a team of environmental experts and engineers to Cayman to finally tackle the problem.

There are a number of technologies that exist that could help grind down and reduce the size of the heap by as much as 80 percent. Wells could be drilled and methane can be extracted to burn for electrical generation, thus reducing Cayman’s dependency on polluting fossil full story.

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