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India’s Taj Mahal of trash is a toxic nightmare

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New Delhi’s “rubbish mountain” just keeps growing and growing.
AN APARTMENT BUILDING NEXT TO THE HUGE GHAZIPUR LANDFILL SITE IN NEW DELHI,

The Taj Mahal, the famous 240-foot-high tomb, is India’s best known landmark. But now a different sort of tomb, New Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill — dubbed “rubbish mountain” — is projected to surpass that height next year, creating a very different mark on the land.

This Taj Mahal of trash, larger than 40 football fields, is 213 feet tall and rising more than 30 feet a year.

Every day it adds 2,000 tons of new trash. It’s emblematic of a world awash in trash, with our oceans saturated in plastic, and China now refusing to take U.S. recycled waste.

This noxious dump is so huge that India’s Supreme Court has said it may need warning lights at the top to protect aircraft.

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  1. Yes well what do we expect from one of the filthiest cesspits on this planet.
    Did a month in India about a decade ago and sights to be seen nowhere near compensate for the poverty and grot that must be endured on a daily basis.
    Only feral backpackers and weirdos looking for spiritual rejuvenation seem to thrive in this crap hole.

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  2. The stuff getting tossed on that heap is at least not going directly into their rivers. You can expect the toxic leachate oozing from the heap is probably hitting a river and thus the sea.

    Had another paper bag rip and contents drop yesterday. Uttered a thought or three about the ban on bag practicality imposed by our dear leader.

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  3. knew a family that lived in India for 2 years. They said they would put the rubbish out. It would all disappear – first would come the scavenging humans, then the dogs, then the rats and then the flies.

    We also watched a Netflix programme on a huge slum in India where everyone worked in cottage industries recycling trash into saleable items. It meant everyone had an income and could support themselves however meagre.

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  4. My granddad was stationed in India on a British airbase in WW 2. His recollection of the wretchedness of the people there made you f*ckin glad you were born somewhere else.

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  5. And this is why they all want to come here. Study dubious qualifications, undertake bullshit jobs, gain residency so they can bring their leeching family over here as well. I rarely meet an Indian whose character I find particularly admirable.

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    • I agree, and I know a lot of them.
      I dont like their culture and ways or their music, and their attitude to our taxes and laws.
      But they are 100% better than those of a certain eastern religion of peace.

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  6. It certainly is a shithole. I went there on a tour almost 10 years back, booked for 2 weeks and lasted only 5 days.

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