Riverton City, Jamaica

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Riverton City, St Andrew, Jamaica is a landfill site on the outskirts of Kingston.

In March 2015 it was the site of a major fire, starting on 11 March. The poor air quality brought a halt to activities in Kingston, as businesses, schools and other services were forced to close down early.[1] The Medical Association of Jamaica called on the Cabinet to tackle the public health risks, saying that at least 600 people had attended public health facilities as a result of smoke inhalation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Timeline From Authorities On Bringing Riverton Landfill Fire Under Control". The Gleaner. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ "MAJ says Cabinet must implement measures to address public health risks at Riverton landfill". Jamaica Observer. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.