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Rubbish in Aglantzia a ‘health hazard’, say Greens

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AN EMPTY field is being used as a dumping ground in a residential area of Aglantzia is becoming a serious health hazard, according to the Greens party which said it has received a number of complaints.

After visiting the site in Konteas Street, near the Athalassa park, the Greens said they were alarmed by the extent of the problem, which they say the municipality of Aglantzia does not consider as posing a threat to public health. The Greens called on the municipality to clean the area immediately.

Charis Tsangarides, the municipal secretary, told the Cyprus Mail that there were plans to start a cleaning campaign of empty plots in the first week of December and he explained that the municipality cannot act any faster due to financial restrictions. The electric appliances that were dumped in the area will be collected by the end of this week, he said.

“The fact that the municipality will clean the area does not guarantee it will stay clean”, Tsangarides said, asking the public to be more careful and to respect the environment.

Discarding rubbish in empty plots is common practice in Cyprus and it is a problem rooted in the public mindset, he concluded.

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