BVI dump fires a hazard to USVI's air and health

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The British Virgin Islands' garbage dump fire is polluting our environment. I can't breath. I can't sleep. I have had a migraine headache for days. You can see and smell the plume from the Virgin Gorda garbage dump fire from 25 miles away in Red Hook, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands.

These ongoing garbage dump fires on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda have been going on for years and must stop. My wife and I ceased making our yearly BVI sailing cruises more than 10 years ago because every time we anchored in the summer in Savanna Bay on Virgin Gorda - one of the BVI's most beautiful spots - we've had to leave because Savanna Bay is directly downwind of the Virgin Gorda garbage dump, which is continuously on fire.

- Doug White, St. John and St. Thomas

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