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Army engineers stabilize Meethotamulla garbage dump, monitor methane levels


Sri Lanka Engineer (SLE) troops of the Army, still at work in stabilizing the Meethotamulla garbage dump to prevent any future recurrence of a garbage-slide in the area have begun to erect a solid soil-bund, bordering the remaining heap of garbage.

The Army troops have laid huge drainpipes as a durable drainage system to drain away underneath polluted water, the Army media unit said.

The ongoing construction of a soil-bund surrounding the garbage dump by Engineer troops was another alternative to ensure that no any eventual garbage-slide would occur again or further expand perimeters, exposing resident civilians to more risks.

The army team continues to measure emission of methane gas in close consultation with the recently-raised Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Squadron, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation (SLLR & DC) and other technical experts.

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