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El Salvador Begins Work on $1.5 Million Landfill

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Residents of Santa Ana and Texistepeque will receive the benefits of a $ 1.5 million landfill and recycling project slated to be operational mid-year.  Construction commenced a month ago despite protest from environmental groups, included are programs for composting, recycling and reuse. 

Original Article Text From La Prensa El Salvador via Google Translate :

Landfill Construction Begins in Santa Ana
Construction of the new landfill sanitary Santa Ana will begin this week, confirmed the acting mayor of the city, Joaquin Peñate. 

The work is a month behind, according to the provisions in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), not because the company had hired to oversee the work. The construction will run in the village of El Zompopo, in a field of more than ninety blocks found within the limits of the municipalities of Santa Ana and Texistepeque. 

The site was purchased by the thirteen municipalities of Santa Ana at a cost of over $ 400 000. Penate explained that the work will cost $ 1.5 million and is expected to culminate in mid-year.

 In August and would be making use of the new landfill , he said. The project of filling health will be used by the thirteen municipalities of the department and will be capable of processing more than three hundred tons of garbage daily.

 Also included are programs for composting, recycling and reuse. The building still stands, despite protests that the inhabitants of the area and the National Environment Coordinator Environment(CNMA) have made ​​repeatedly, claiming that contaminate natural resources.

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