LGUs hit for burning, dumping waste-A A +A
Thursday, February 14, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- An environmentalist here has assailed barangay and city officials who allowed the burning and dumping of waste at an illegal dumpsite in Barangay Cuayan here.
Sonny Dobles, an environmentalist and spokesperson of the Alliance for the Development of Central Luzon (ADCL), said that according to sources, garbage being dumped comes from several areas here and in nearby City of San Fernando.
"They burn the garbage so that there will be more space at the dumpsite," Dobles said.
He said this is a clear violation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and the Clean Air Act.
Dobles said he is planning to file charges before the Green Court against individuals, barangay and city officials responsible for the illegal dumping and burning of the waste here.
Dobles and other environmentalists and DENR officials inspected the dumpsite recently. He also urged city officials to look into the issue.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 14, 2013.