Corito Dump. Time to wind up this series of posts on Anguilla's water hazards with a look at the public garbage dump at Corito. It is cutely called
Everything gets buried in
I have never been to the Corito Dump. I would not know what to look for, or where to look. I know only from asking around that until a year ago, the hospital dumped its waste there. Body fluids and amputated limbs are now incinerated. It was not always so. If you see one of the dump dogs running around with a large bone in its mouth, don’t worry. No need to call the police. It is only Uncle Harry’s femur from his amputated leg.
Heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium accumulate over time in the bodies of mammals causing serious illnesses. They enter the human body as a contaminant in soil or as a pollutant in groundwater. These metals are some of the most extreme examples of hazardous waste. Lead and cadmium are used in batteries. We dump our batteries in the public dump in
Can I have a beer, please!
I want to leave water now and touch on an education issue in the next post.