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 Post subject: Another Fire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:24 pm 
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While we were on the beach at CLBR today (09/22), we noticed black smoke coming from the south. When we headed up to our room, looked like the smoke was coming from Oranjestad - of course, we won't see anything
about the fire in Aruba Today.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Probably the dump/landfill by the airport. They don't burn anything there, but it occasionally seems to catch fire.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
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It was the dump that was burning. Saw pictures of it, terrible black smoke. This dump is a real disgrace to the island.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
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Material in landfills "cooks" and generates large amounts of methane gas as it decomposes. I am reasonably sure that a ban on smoking is not well enforced at the dump.
The eventual cleanup at the landfill will be expensive........and so are modern incinerators.
The Trash Tax is coming.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:01 am 
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dutchdushi wrote:
It was the dump that was burning. Saw pictures of it, terrible black smoke. This dump is a real disgrace to the island.


Yes - DW talked to one of the beach attendants this morning who said it was the dump.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
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My small mind just rocks with must be in that smoke that circulates into the air people are breathing. God help those people down wind.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
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arubajoey wrote:
My small mind just rocks with must be in that smoke that circulates into the air people are breathing. God help those people down wind.


You are so right. It is horror for people that live at Parkietenbos where the dump is located.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Fire
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dutchdushi wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
My small mind just rocks with must be in that smoke that circulates into the air people are breathing. God help those people down wind.


You are so right. It is horror for people that live at Parkietenbos where the dump is located.


The prevailing attitude I got in Aruba was that the smoke mostly went towards Venezuela.....and they were welcome to it.


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