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November , 2016
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Residents to hold 'toxic trek' against Durban landfill’s gas emissions

Source: Mail & Guardian, Date: November , 2016

Durban ,Nov 23, 2016 : Residents near the Shongweni landfill, west of Durban, say the complex emits suffocating and noxious gas. This gives them headaches, nose bleeds, itchy eyes, irritability, asthma and other chest conditions. One person said his five-year-old Jack Russell vomits blood whenever the pungent gas – which smells like a match that has just been struck – blows across the area. Tess Hodgson, who has since moved to New Zealand, said she lived with her parents in the nearby Windsor Park for several months. Her older children were affected by “ongoing sinus infection, ear infections and skin irritations”, and her 10-year-old “suffered from continuous congestion and allergy problems”. These symptoms came when the “stench of the dump” was at its worst, she said.

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