Don’t dump another big stink on us: raging Durbanites

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Don’t dump another big stink on us: raging Durbanites

Residents in Durban’s Outer West are worried a proposed new dump will make their lives a misery

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Plans to develop a massive new dump outside Durban – right next to an existing controversial waste site – have raised the hackles of residents who fear that foul smells from mountains of rubbish will blow far and wide into neighbouring residential areas for the next 90 years.

The eThekwini municipality announced last week that it would expropriate a 550ha chunk of land from sugar giant Tongaat Hulett for R27.6m to create a new dump for municipal solid waste near Shongweni Dam.

The dump is next to the Dassenhoek and KwaNdengezi townships in the south and fringed to the north and east by several upmarket suburbs, such as Summerveld, Assagay, Hillcrest, Winston Park, Everton, Kloof and Gillitts...

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