Today’s Editorial April 16: Mountains of metal being removed

Say hallelujah and praise the Lord.

Our landfill in George Town is shrinking.

What’s going is much of the scrap metal that’s been filling up the spot of land we’ve designated as our place to put trash and waste.

Much of it is comprised of cars that were left useless from Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

We’ve driven by and watched as the mountain of metal and steel has steadily grown.

Not only was it an eyesore, it was also a health hazard, leaving spaces for nasty vermin to procreate.

The trash heap of derelict vehicles has become unfathomable – 14-feet high.

The junk won’t have to go far – just a few hundred miles to Mobile, Alabama, where it will be transported to recycling facilities.

The process is supposed to continue every two weeks.

And the timing couldn’t be better.

For those of us who grew up and live in the tropics, we know that hurricane season is just around the corner – June 1.

To have all that scrap steel and metal around if a strong one blows through is just asking for disaster.

We’ve done a fair job of cleaning up after Ivan, but more needs to be done – beginning with the scrap junk at the landfill.

The project is supposed to be completed by March next year. We hope it’s well beyond completion before June of this year.

It shouldn’t have taken this long for a solution to our junk vehicle situation at the landfill.

But now that we have a solution, we’re thankful.

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