Tag: Department of Environmental Health

New garbage trucks get DEH back on track

New garbage trucks get DEH back on track

| 07/08/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The long-awaited delivery of new garbage trucks has been received by the Department of Environmental Health, and according to DEH Director Richard Simms, all of them were expected to be on the road this week with five new drivers starting work. Simms said that the department was well, if not fully, equipped and was […]

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DEH back to removing scrap cars

DEH back to removing scrap cars

| 29/07/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Following the suspension of the programme during the COVID-19 lockdown, operations to remove derelict vehicles from the streets have resumed since the curfew was lifted. This month the Department of Environmental Health has removed more than 50 cars from all districts. But officials urged people not to dump vehicles on public land or the […]

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GT dump continues to burn

GT dump continues to burn

| 24/05/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): A deep-seated vein of burning waste at the George Town landfill is continuing to cause trouble for firefighters. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews who returned to the dump Saturday morning to put out what was described by officials as a small but challenging fire and were still there Sunday. Working alongside Department of Environmental […]

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Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]

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Small dump fire now extinguished

Small dump fire now extinguished

| 20/05/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The small fire discovered at the George Town dump yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) is now thought to be extinguished. An update from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) around noon today said that fire officers had “maintained a watching brief overnight” and that “no smoke or fire is now evident at the […]

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Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

| 18/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker confirmed Wednesday that one of the most challenging and persistent fires ever seen at the George Town landfill has been fully extinguished. As most Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) officers prepared to leave the site after almost three weeks, Walker said that smoke is no longer emitting from the […]

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Still some smoke plumes at dump

Still some smoke plumes at dump

| 12/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continue battling the latest fire at the George Town dump, officials said the focus is shifting away from the top mound of the landfill, where the fire has been contained, towards a lower section. As a result, intermittent smoke plumes […]

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Smoke clears as dump fire under control

Smoke clears as dump fire under control

| 11/03/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters are now working towards finally extinguishing the current landfill fire after working persistently for the last four days to bring the blaze under control and systematically tackle the emerging hot spots and flare ups. At 4pm Wednesday officials said that the fire service crews as well as staff from the Department of Environmental […]

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Dump fire could happen again

Dump fire could happen again

| 10/03/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health continue to battle the current blaze at the George Town dump for the fourth day, there appears to be little more that can be done in addition to current measures to guarantee that there will be no fires like it in […]

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Dump fire contained but still burning

Dump fire contained but still burning

| 02/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A small but deep-seated fire at the George Town landfill, which has been burning since at least Saturday morning when it was discovered, is proving hard to completely extinguish. According to an update issued Monday afternoon, Cayman Islands Fire Service crews, working with staff from the Department of Environmental Health, are still battling the […]

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George Town dump will open Monday

George Town dump will open Monday

| 29/02/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2:34pm Sunday: The landfill on Grand Cayman will be reopened to traffic from 7am Monday morning, 2 March, officials said Sunday evening, although they indicated that the deep-seated fire at the George Town dump that was detected Saturday morning has been minimised but is still not completely extinguished.

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