With the Government Soil Conservation Unit is celebrating its 50th anniversary, it would be good to pause to consider why that unit was formed in the first place, and then why Barbados is putting a dump at Greenland of all places.
Assuming what we are hearing is true, it appears that no engineer wants to sign off on the Greenland dump leachate pond liner because it is likely to fail due to the instability of the soil.
How many tens of millions of dollars spent so far on creating an environmental nightmare?
Unit to mark 50 years
Published on: 10/27/07.
GOVERNMENT’S Soil Conservation Unit will celebrate its 50th anniversary starting tomorrow with a thanksgiving service at St Andrew’s Parish Church.
The unit was established primarily to stabilise the Scotland District in light of the increased incidence of soil erosion and landslides, as well as an overall decline in agricultural production.
The celebrations will also be used to highlight its contribution to Barbados’ small business development and tourism.
… read the original article at The Nation News (link here)