Health and environmental issues around the Mbeubeuss dumpsite in Senegal.

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Health issues for workers on the Mbeubeuss dumpsite.

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  • 2020 Final release date
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Health and environmental issues around the Mbeubeuss dumpsite in Senegal.

The infamous Mbeubeuss was created in 1968 on a drying lake and sits on a flood plain outside Dakar, close to the sea. Now, it is a 114-hectare dumpsite with over 1,300 tons of waste brought in each day by 230 trucks. Over 2,000 workers live off the waste, picking, washing and selling what they can find.

There are a lot of health and environment-related issues there, with tons of plastics, chemicals, metals, an army of workers spending entire days in the polluted air and even families living nearby.

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