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St. James councillor gets lawyer on behalf of residents affected by smoke from Retirement dump

Michael Troupe, Councillor for the Granville Division in St James
 
Michael Troupe, Councillor for the Granville Division in St James, has said he has hired an attorney on behalf of residents affected by the smoke coming from the Retirement dump.
 
He wants legal action taken against the State.
 
Mr Troupe is urging the affected residents who sought medical treatment or purchased medication to submit the receipts to the lawyer.
 
He told RJR News that he had to take his daughter to the doctor twice because of the effects of the smoke.
 
He argued that fires at the Retirement dump have been occurring too frequently. 
 
He urged the government to come up with a plan to upgrade and improve the dump.
 
"Every year at this time we have the same problem and it has been affecting us for many, many years. It's action time now; too much talking. And they're telling the people lie that the Retirement dump fire has been susbsided and nut'n nuh go suh! So residents of surrounding areas Pitsborough and Granville, save your bills because we have retained a lawyer to act on your behalf," he declared. 
 
Audley Gordon, Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has said efforts continue to eliminate the smoke coming from the Retirement dump.
 
Western Parks and Market Waste Management had said that normality would return on Wednesday. 
 
Mr Gordon said the smoke nuisance has declined by about 98 per cent. 
 
He said the cause of the fire is still inconclusive. 
 


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