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Why are we taking in waste from Canada in the first place?
“Capas Mayor Antonio Rodriguez said that eight shipping containers of waste from Canada remain at a sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac after the local government unit (LGU) suspended its disposal,” reports Ding Cervantes in The Philippine Star.
Rodriguez was quoted as saying, “There is some smell wafting from the containers…but it’s not too much because the containers have remained sealed.”
Rodriguez added that “representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) informed them that the shipping containers would be transferred at a still undisclosed location next month.”
The report noted: “The Kalangitan landfill faces closure if proven that the Metro Clark Waste Management Corp. violated the terms of an agreement with the provincial government. Rodriguez said wastes outside Central Luzon, Metro Manila and Baguio City could not be buried at the landfill.”
Meanwhile, the DENR revealed that “there are still 300 shipping containers of Canada garbage at the ports in Subic and Manila.”
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