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September , 2014
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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?

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