Dorsett: Comprehensive Plan Completed for New Providence Landfill
Environment and Housing Minister, the Hon. Kenred Dorsett today in the House of Assembly announced that the government has completed a comprehensive plan to provide solutions for challenges faced at the New Providence Landfill.
Minister Dorsett said the plan outlines among other things, all efforts that will be undertaken at the site to facilitate fighting fires including additional water wells being drilled, trenched and capped; a buffer around the entire site being cleared to ensure ease of access and mobility for security monitoring of the perimeter “and proper perimeter security fencing and checkpoints will be established to eliminate illegal entry into the New Providence Landfill”.
“The public should also note that after 13 years of no compaction taking place at the landfill, when DEHS took over the New Providence Landfill a few weeks ago, we tested and then employed the use of a compactor for daily operations,” he said.
Minister Dorsett added that “methane extraction technologies will also be used to mitigate against future fires in areas that have been covered and compacted”.