Landfill in Kenyan

In the vicinity of the Kenyan capital Nairobi is a huge dump called Dandora. Officially, this dump is considered not fit for dumping because of the overcrowding since 2001. But in reality, every day here continue to bring their tons of waste. As a result, today because of its harmful impact on the environment landfill poses a serious threat to the health of the local population, and especially children.
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1) scavengers dig in the garbage that was brought to Africa's largest landfill located in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya. Every day brought here about two thousand tons of garbage. (REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya)

2) marabou stork on the heaps of garbage. Dandora dump is one of the biggest in Africa. It covers an area of ​​30 acres. (REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya)

3) The boy is eating at Dandora municipal dump on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. From the landfill and attributed the deterioration of the health of residents in her district population. (REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya)

4) The girl who is involved in sorting waste, making a break from work. A survey of 328 local children under the age of 18 years, it was found that half of them the concentration of lead in the blood is much higher than the permissible limits. (REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya)

5) Pigs and people are digging in piles of garbage in a landfill Dandora. Analysis undertaken far away from landfill soil samples showed that in some places lead levels ten times higher than normal. (REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya)

6) People and animals in the Dandora municipal dump. The Government of Kenya need help in improving system utilization dangerous to human health and environmental waste. (REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya)



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