Dads inspect Pagalungan sanitary landfill

COUNCILOR Suzette Magtajas-Daba, chair of the Task Force Cagayan de Oro Sanitary Landfill, and Councilor Annie Y. Daba, chair of the City Council committee on agriculture and fisheries led the ocular inspection yesterday at the sanitary landfill in Sitio Buracan, Barangay Pagalungan.

This is in response to the allegation of leakage at the said sanitary landfill.

San Simon Barangay Chair Rodolfo Nacario earlier reported that some residents have been infected with skin diseases due to the leakage.

It may be recalled that the City Council as the Committee of the Whole appointed Councilor Suzette Daba as chairman and Dir. Sabdullah Abubacar, regional director of Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), as vice-chair of the task force.

The inspection was done in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Buareay (EMB) ,City Local Environment and Natural Resources (CLENRO) headed by Edwin Dael, City Health Office, Department of Science and Technology (DOST-10), Safer River, Life Saver Foundation of Liceo de Cagayan University, Punong Barangay Rodolfo Nacario of Pagalungan and Eric Nafarrete of San Simon with the Barangay Kagawads.

During the inspection, the DOST, DENR-EMB and F.A.S.T. Laboratories conducted water sampling to confirm and to determine the real cause of the problem.

Councilor Suzette said the task force will wait for the laboratory results of water samples and submit this to the Committee of the Whole with its comments and recommendations. (JBD)