|Sidewalk became open-air landfill in Sơn Tây Township. — Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — An unbearable stench from a nearby dumping ground has been bothering people in the communes of Phụng Châu and Tiền Phương of Chương Mỹ District’s Sơn Tây Township.
The temporary dumping ground has not been cleared for a month, and rubbish has been piling up there each day, reported the online newspaper dantri.com.vn.
“The dumping ground has been here for a month. During the rains, the stench makes us sick,” said Đỗ Văn Lũy, a local.
The situation is the result of local trucks which stopped carrying garbage to Xuân Sơn dumping ground in Sơn Tây Township to protest against pollution. Since then, the garbage has been left near the township’s park along the National Highway 32.
The temporary dumping ground is 2m tall and 3m wide.
The municipal authority has asked districts to use Nam Sơn dumping ground in Sóc Sơn Township as a replacement to the Xuân Sơn dumping ground. — VNS