STX Landfill fire??...
 

STX Landfill fire??!!  

 

pilatesgal318
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September 10, 2015 1:42 am  

From our house up on Recovery Hill, looking Southwest, there is a HUGE fire!! Looks like the Anguilla Landfill (I think that is the name of it here on STX? Correct me if I am wrong...Anyone see anything or hear of anything in regards to this???

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September 10, 2015 8:10 am  

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Fire - Fire - Not Otherwise Categorized

...This is an ACTUAL FIRE - NOT OTHERWISE CATEGORIZED ALERT...

Issued By: VITEMA
Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix County

Headline: Residents West of the Anguilla Landfill Advised to Remain Indoors, Keep Windows Closed, Fire Continues to Flare

A fire that broke out at the Anguilla Landfill earlier today has reignited. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze located at the southeast portion of the landfill.

VI Waste Management Authority officials are advising residents in close proximity west of the landfill, especially those with compromised immune systems, to remain indoors and to keep windows closed. Motorists are also advised to avoid traveling along Airport Road until further notice.

Waste Management is also announcing that the Landfill and Transfer Station will be closed until further notice.


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pilatesgal318
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September 10, 2015 10:12 am  

Thanks, CruzanIron!

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vicanuck
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September 10, 2015 11:13 am  

Where there are landfills, there are usually a number of above ground and underground fires burning at any given time.


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CruzanIron
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September 11, 2015 3:30 pm  

In actuality, we don't have a landfill. We have a dump.


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pilatesgal318
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September 12, 2015 12:01 pm  

Sorry, wrong verbage...dump it is!

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Oldie1
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September 12, 2015 1:03 pm  

Vicanuck---the dump is by the airport.


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Novanut
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September 12, 2015 5:32 pm  

Wise planning of the government to locate the dump next to the airport. It must make an interesting first impression when landing...


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September 12, 2015 8:17 pm  

thought they had to move it due to the danger of birds/planes


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September 13, 2015 1:34 am  

Planes land from the West, dump is to to the East. There are still plenty of other "interesting" sites to see while landing.


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specialk
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September 13, 2015 10:11 am  

Taking off over a refinery. That's something that always puzzled me.


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CruzanIron
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September 13, 2015 10:57 am  

Taking off over a refinery. That's something that always puzzled me.

The planes I fly on turn right or left after take off and don't fly over the (closed) refinery.


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September 13, 2015 3:41 pm  

If you don't fly over it you can get a better view from the air. Maybe they should fly over it:D


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September 13, 2015 4:24 pm  

I would imagine the refinery was a restricted airspace when functioning. No flyovers.


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September 14, 2015 1:47 pm  

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/senators-urge-anguilla-landfill-deadline-be-met-1.1190826

of course this was years ago and the deadline was not met


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September 18, 2015 12:29 pm  

Chief: Only way to stop fire is dig into landfill
http://m.virginislandsdailynews.com/news/chief-only-way-to-stop-fire-is-dig-into-landfill-1.1943381

Of course if VIWMA actually knew how to manage waste and just not contracts for waste haulers, this situation could have been avoided.


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