Puerto Rico Overflowing Landfills

Puerto Rico Overflowing Landfills

In this April 17, 2017 photo, trucks deposit garbage at a landfill that has been ordered to close by year's end, in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Originally built in a sinkhole that forms part of one of the largest and most productive groundwater sources in Puerto Rico, the landfill has since expanded 3 acres (1.2 hectares) outside its boundaries and lacks a system to collect liquefied garbage, control stormwater runoff or monitor the groundwater to ensure it is not contaminating drinking water. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

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April 17, 2017 08:31:46 AM
April 21, 2017 02:58:08 PM
Danica Coto
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APRIL 17, 2017 PHOTO
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Water quality, Water environment, Environment, Environment and nature, Drinking water quality, Water pollution, Pollution, Environmental concerns, Water pollution
Toa Alta, PUERTO RICO
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