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April 24, 2014
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Notice served on NSWMA

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has served notices on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and a cessation order on the Jamaica North South Highway Company Limited (JNSHC) for breaches of the National Resources Conser-vation Authority (NRCA) permit requirements.

An enforcement notice, served on the NSWMA on Tuesday, requires the agency to extinguish the fire and cease the discharge of smoke within the next three days at the Riverton City Landfill and submit within 14 days of the notice, a detailed report of the incident which started the fire on Friday, April 18.

NEPA is also demanding the NSWMA put in a proper security system (as outlined under Specific Condition 23 of the permit) within the next 30 days to prevent unauthorised access to the landfill.

The cessation order on JNSHC, is being enforced for unauthorised clearing of lands outside of the approved alignment with respect to the construction of the highway, south of the approved alignment for Segment 1 (Caymanas to Linstead) of the North South Highway.

JNSHC should immediately cease the activity or face prosecution.


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