Lack of land for composting is to blame: Processing firm; Growing mounds of Deonar garbage dump are attracting birds that threaten air safety
Source: Waste Management, Date: September , 2014
Growing mounds of Deonar garbage dump are attracting birds
that threaten air safety. The piles of garbage at the Deonar dumping ground are
growing so high that this is compromising the safety of aircraft flying in or
out of the city airport, which is barely 10km away. What is the danger?Airport
sources say these piles that rise as high as a 20-storey building are
constantly attracting birds that obviously fly about at still higher levels,
frequently getting into the path of aircraft. This has become a matter of
serious concern which was raised with the civic authorities by the Mumbai
International Airport Ltd (MIAL), which manages the airport. MIAL also conveyed
its concern to the civil aviation ministry at a meeting recently. Civil
aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju could not be reached for his comment.
What's happening at the dump?