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Anguilla Landfill on Fire Again on St. Croix Today, Waste Management Authority Says

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that an active fire was reported at the Anguilla Landfill at 3:30 a.m. today.

The Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors have worked to bring the fire under control and will continue to monitor the situation.

The VIWMA said that it will provide updates on any changes that may affect the public and haulers from utilizing the Solid Waste Facility.

The Authority will also continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health and the environment.

“The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation,” the Authority said.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at (340) 513-4171 or email communications@viwma.org

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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