Has anyone else seen this information yet. Apparently they are planning a new landfill about 3 km from Chemuyil and the town is very worried about contamination of the underground water supplies. Woudn't thisÂ also threaten the health of the very water we swim in in the cenotes and ultimately the ocean?
Here is the link to the translated article!! http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.noticaribe.com.mx/rivieramaya/2008/05/ignora_alcalde_quejas_de_chemuyil_e_insiste_en_abrir_el_relleno_sanitario.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Balam%2BTun%2522%2B%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3Djds%26pwst%3D1
Mayor Ignores Chemuyil complaints and insists on opening landfill
Chemuyil | Environment | Playa del Carmen | Tulum
Playa del Carmen, MX. - While in the village of Chemuyil remains the rejection of the opening of the controversial landfill built just three kilometres of the population by former Mayor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, the current mayor of Solidarity, Roman Quian Alcocer , Continued to ignore complaints from the community and traveled to Monterrey to meet with executives of the company was to see the options they have so they can begin operations there.
In an interview on his return from that trip in which he was accompanied by the secretary of Urban Development and Environment (Sedum) from the state government, Javier Diaz Carvajal, the mayor commented that still working on a joint proposal with representatives of the new town of Tulum to share a trash can, as an urgent measure to solve the problem of final disposal of waste while there is no alternative as the possible construction of a regional landfill.
Without commenting on the opposition's neighbors Chemuyil, said that the proposal still working in the cell of the landfill that was built in that population and see what we should be better. "
However, he noted that the two municipalities could use one place for the disposal of wastes, either in Tulum or territory of Solidarity, as is the case, since the landfill was built on precisely the boundaries between the two municipalities, "will be beneficial for both."
The mayor said that only are waiting to define the integration of the Council of Tulum to sign with them the Intermunicipal agreement.
"Of course, there are resources that we can lose the Sedesol entry and signed this possibility for the landfill," he said. "There is an investment of 5 million pesos provided by the Sedesol that could serve to give continuity to the landfill."
However, residents of Chemuyil reminded the mayor that at the last hearing that argued with officials sent by him, in this case the secretary of the council, Rafael Castro, and three aldermen, he clearly outlined the arguments for not supporting the opening of the project and warned that they are willing to take more drastic measures to curb any attempt to start operations there.
The inhabitants of Chemuyil, a town 45 kilometres south of Playa del Carmen, fear that the new trash can cause diseases due to possible contamination of underground tributaries that provide water to the scene and several of the largest hotels in the Riviera Maya , As the Sirenis, Oasis and Prince Bay.
However, experts are also warning that with the launch of this garbage dump is threatening the water wealth of the entire region because it lies just below the system of underground rivers largest in the world that feeds hundreds of cenotes, some of them of great importance for tourism.
However, Roman Quian has refused to reverse its intention to put into operation this trash, inherited by the previous administration with multiple irregularities and legal problems in land tenure.
This day, during the interview, explained that his trip to Monterrey to meet with executives of the company past, which was built cell emerging that so far exists in the landfill, was to try to give continuity to the work, and that is still required to complete the work.
The mayor said they expect additional information to be analysed and take a decision. (Noticaribe)
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