Tag: George Town dump

Latest dump fire finally out

Latest dump fire finally out

| 27/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A persistent and challenging deep-seated fire at the George Town Landfill site has been extinguished, officials from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH), said Wednesday, almost a week after the area ignited. For the last five days fire fighters and DEH staff have been working on the area, […]

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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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Dump fire ‘under control’ say officials

Dump fire ‘under control’ say officials

| 08/05/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED SATURDAY: Firecrews were still on site at the George Town landfill on Saturday, working to dampen down the latest flare up of burning at the dump. Officials said the small but deep-seated fire discovered at the top of the garbage pile Friday afternoon was now under control.

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Fire crews get the better of dump fire

Fire crews get the better of dump fire

| 13/03/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): After almost one week of battling an extensive and challenging fire at the George Town Landfill, Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker said that “incredible progress” has now been made on getting the better of the of the blaze, which has raged through a large part of the dump. He said he expected that by […]

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Dart dump contract on shaky ground

Dart dump contract on shaky ground

| 10/03/2020 | 159 Comments

(CNS): The remediation of the George Town landfill is scheduled to begin next week, which may still happen if the massive fire at the dump that started this weekend is brought under control, according to the premier. This is the first phase of the total project, which includes a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, that was awarded […]

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Fire service to help DEH improve dump

Fire service to help DEH improve dump

| 06/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following one of the worst ever fires at the George Town landfill last month, which the minister with responsibility has still not commented on, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will now be assisted by the Cayman Islands Fire Service to improve daily operations at the site and cut the risk of fire, officials […]

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Dump fire extinguished say officials

Dump fire extinguished say officials

| 27/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): After a weekend fighting a serious deep-seated fire in the scrap vehicle area of the George Town dump, which ignited Friday morning, the Cayman Islands fire Service (CIFS) said Monday that the blaze had been largely extinguished. On Monday, fire officers conducted final safety checks before handing the site back to the operator. A […]

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Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

| 18/10/2019 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The government has issued a rare official statement relating to the negotiations between it and the Dart-led consortium that was selected to tackle the dump and the Cayman Islands’ wider garbage management issues. The short statement said that Decco (Dart’s general contractor) will begin capping and covering the “main mound” at the George Town […]

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Ministry ignores questions over dump

Ministry ignores questions over dump

| 10/10/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): This Friday marks the two-year anniversary since government picked the DECCO-led consortium to deal with the long-awaited waste management project and tackle the ever-growing dump in George Town. But despite the passage of 24 months, no contract has been signed and the ministry continues to ignore questions about the status of the talks or […]

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Dump closed as fire continues to burn

Dump closed as fire continues to burn

| 23/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS) Firefighters and staff at the George Town landfill have found that the latest dump fire, which started Sunday morning, is deep seated and proving difficult to tackle. Officials said the facility has been closed until further notice to allow the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health to control this hot-spot. Fire […]

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Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

| 13/09/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters were dispatched to the George Town landfill again on Thursday night after smoke began emerging from near the location of last week’s fire earlier in the day. The crews worked through the night to ensure the hot spot did not reignite, after an assessment confirmed smoke was visible near to the previous fire […]

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