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Human scavengers on rubbish dump

17 April 2013

Rubbish dump scavengers are looking for scrap metal in the rubbish dump at Kalkanli.

The dump is next door to the Middle East University and is considered hazardous to health. As the scavengers look for scrap metal, they are also wading through used medical supplies and are risking their lives.

The Enviromental Protection Agency director, Esref Unlusoyer says that they are trying to landfill the rubbish dump at Kalkanli. They are currently working on a project with the European Union to this end.

In addition, two refrigerated container trucks have been purchased and a sterilisation unit constructed near Nicosia State hospital. These will deal with the handling and transportation of medical waste.

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