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Concern Over Trash Disposal

Concern Over Trash DisposalConcern Over Trash Disposal

Every day, close to 50,000 tons of waste is produced across the country while traditional and unsanitary methods are used for disposing 75% of the amount, said deputy minister of interior, Houshang Khandan-Del.

The mountains of trash is either piled up or buried in unacceptable ways in landfills. “The waste’s untreated leachate can pollute the groundwater,” he said, ISNA reported.

He urged the elected city councilors to develop workable plans to solve the problem as it “poses serious risk” to people’s health.

Incineration is a waste treatment process which converts waste into ash, flue gas and heat. Incinerators can reduce the solid mass of the original waste by 80 to 85%. Currently the method is used for treatment of only 2.6% of all waste that is produced in Tehran.

 

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