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Planet Garbage Dump

Posted by feww on April 15, 2017

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What other animals drown in their garbage?

[Prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

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Background:

  • At least 16 killed as rubbish mountain collapses in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A section of the Meethotamulla garbage mountain in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has collapsed destroying more than 100 houses killing at least 16 people and injuring dozens of others.
    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0415/867910-sri-lanka-garbage/
  • More than 100 people were killed in the collapse of a mountain on trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported. Days after the disaster, relatives still waited for news of others said to be missing.  http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/ethiopia-garbage-dump-collapse/
  • The Payatas landslide was a garbage dump collapse at Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines, on July 10, 2000, that officially killed 218 people and left thousands of people homeless. A large pile of garbage first collapsed and then went up in flames which resulted in the destruction of about 100 squatters’ houses.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payatas_landslide
  • Naples: The Triangle of Death – Naples and parts of Campania region were dubbed “the triangle of death” by British medical journal Lancet Oncology because of the high levels of waste-related carcinogens (cancer-causing toxins) that have polluted air, soil and water. https://feww.wordpress.com/2008/01/18/naples-the-triangle-of-death/
  • Smokey Mountain: A large landfill located in Tondo, Manila, consisting of over two million metric tons of waste. “The flammable substances on decomposing waste led to numerous fires which has resulted in many deaths.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Mountain

 

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Italy: Submerged in Floodwaters, Sinking in Garbage

Posted by feww on May 31, 2008

A Shrinking World Series

How Much More Floodwaters, Trash Before the Truth Sinks In?

As the Campania region in southwest italy is buried deeper in trash, the northwestern region of Piedmont, another of the country’s 20 regions, is submerged in floodwaters. The authorities declared a state of emergency in Turin and Val d’Aosta.


[Darn, I wonder what caused that!] A man surveys the damage caused by a landslide caused in Turin. (Photo: AFP) Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

Eyewitnesses reported a five-meter high wall of mud engulfing houses in an Alpine village near the French border. A landslide caused by heavy rainfall has killed at least three people; a 3-year old girl was reported missing.

The floods also pose a serious risk to crops in the area. “The torrential rain and the Po [Italy’s longest river] and the Dora breaking their banks have meant many wheat fields are flooded and the harvest could be lost,” the Italian Farmers Confederation said in a statement.

The Po valley, Italy’s most fertile farming area, is also its most industrially developed. “There has been too much building, concreting-over and canalization along our rivers with devastating consequences that happen as soon as rains start,” said Michele Candotti of the Environmental group WWF Italia. (Source)

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