After more than a week of firefighting, Renew Bahamas officials announced yesterday that it has completed its smoke suppressions efforts.
This comes after a series of fires on and around the tipping floor of the Harold Road Landfill.
The landfill has had numerous fires over the years and residents in nearby areas have said the landfill has caused them health problems.
Last week, Aquinas College was forced to shut its doors and send children home because of the billowing clouds of smoke emanating from the dump.
“All areas have been covered with fill and a team will remain on duty overnight while water is still used to drench certain areas. In addition, the company will continue to monitor the entire site for smoke pockets that open up after it was filled, as some holes did open up again yesterday, after it was covered,” a statement from Renew Bahamas read.
“Assistance from the government has been requested by means of protection from future arson attempts.”
Renew Bahamas said the company will continue to keep the public posted on its efforts.