Photo 1- Kingston Landfill Fire

Aerial Photo of the Riverton Landfill Fire (source: Jamaica Gleaner) Click on Photo to link to story.

Photo of the Riverton Landfill fire which has raged for days sending toxic plumes of smoke over Kingtson, Jamaica.  The landfill has been a persistent problem for years posing a risk to workers, people who live nearby, and the entire country.  When the discourse about the green economy talks about reducing ecological risks, the precarious situation around trash disposal throughout the world should be of primary interest.

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