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[greenyes] Aftermath Tsunami: A growing garbage problem in the coastal areas
From: "Hemantha Withanage" <hemanthaw@no.address>
Subject: From: "Hemantha Withanage"
<hemanthaw@no.address>
Subject: Aftermath Tsunami: A growing garbage problem in the
coastal areas
Date sent: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 16:40:49 +0600


Press Release

Aftermath Tsunami: A growing garbage problem in the coastal areas

3rd January 2004, Colombo, Increase of the heaps of garbage in the
refugee camps is becoming a serious menace. These camps receive loads of
plastics (shopping bags, plastic containers, plastic and polythene wrappers,
plastic water bottles) and unusable cloths, spoiled foods and expired
medicines which ended up in the garbage dumps.

Tsunami destroyed many lives and properties. Inability to remove some
dead bodies has created a health risk. Large number of people generates
loads of human wastes which is polluting the environment. This has already
become a menace in camp sites. There are no adequate toilet facilities in
any of these camps. On top of that growing garbage problem is totally
unmanageable.

Therefore we URGE AUTHORITIES AND DONORS TO STOP SENDING
UNUSABLE CLOTHS, PLASTICS AND EXPIRED ITEMS TO THE PEOPLE LIVING
IN THE CAMPS.

Hemantha Withanage,
Executive Director,
Centre for Environmental Justice
59/14, Kuruppu Road, Colombo8, Sri Lanka
Tel/ Fax: 0112-683282
Email: hemanthaw@no.address, info@no.address

Ricanthony@no.address
RichardAnthonyAssociates.com
San Diego, California

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