PHILIPSBURG – The Dump which had a major fire yesterday which fire officials attempted to out but kept smoking for the majority of yesterday saw it flare up overnight to a full blaze again and thick, black smoke emitted over the Philipsburg area.
There have been numerous Dump fires for the year and it seems that these are becoming more frequent and take longer to out.
In the meantime, Government has remained silent on the subject and because of the suspension of the weekly press briefings by Prime Minister Marlin, any questions cannot be asked about what Government is doing in terms of short and long term solutions.
By not working on a solution for the Dump, Government is therefore neglecting its primary duty of keeping its population safe.
The Dump situation can soon become a National Health Crisis if authorities don’t present a clear short and long term plan in bringing the situation under control and implement a long term solution such as a Waste to Energy, Plasma or other type of garbage processing plant.