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Residents affected by smoke from dump urged to mount a legal challenge

August 13, 2018 2:57 AM
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Residents affected by smoke from dump urged to mount a legal challenge

Attorney-at-Law Shirley-Ann Eaton says residents affected by smoke from the Riverton City disposal site could mount a class action suit against the government.

The issue has been brought back to the fore following complaints from residents of Cooreville Gardens and surrounding communities who say they are being affected by smoke from the Riverton City dump which was lit two weeks ago.

However, the National Solid Waste Management Authority said the smoke was not coming from the disposal site but the Riverton City community.

Under the Jamaican constitution, the citizens have the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment, free from the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and degradation of the ecological heritage.

Source: rjrnewsonline.com

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