Emirates Cluster at Dubai International City is rotten with stench

Emirates Cluster at Dubai International city rotten with stench

Residents of Emirates Cluster at Dubai International City have raised their concerns  to the “psychological effects” of living close to a sewage treatment plant, complaining that it is making them ill.

However, Gulf News reports that the Municipal officials of DEWA have rejected the claims made by the residents of Dubai International City.

Residents of Dubai International City have complained a lot about over flown gutters and sewage filled roads.

A landfill operated by Tadweer, a private waste management company, is also located in the vicinity. However, an official at Tadweer said it was highly unlikely that the landfill was responsible for the bad odour as Dubai Municipality inspectors visited the premises on a daily basis to ensure that all safety measures were adhered to.

 

“We do not have any chemical waste and it is all biological, and there are no toxic fumes. We have a new sewage plant in Jebel Ali and most of the load has been diverted there,”

“The [sewage] treatment plant in the area has been better confined than it used to be and we use chemicals to treat the bad odour. The smell has reduced almost 90 per cent in the last three years, and [the residents] might have psychological effects from living so close to the sewage treatment plant.”



The DEWA official said that the smell couldn’t be attributed to the sewage tankers either since the number of trucks at the unit had gone down from 4,000 in 2009 to less than 200 of late.

 

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One Response to Emirates Cluster at Dubai International City is rotten with stench

  1. Ola August 22, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    Please save us, I live in the emirates cluster, the smell is unbearable at night. It has grown from bad to worse. Our breathing is being affected and we can’t sleep or eat at nite. The kids are throwing up because the smell gives them nausea. I regret taking an apartment in this emirates cluster and I advise anybody who loves his life not too. For us there we are dying and it looks like no one cares. Please this is an SOS. Please save us before the smell from the sewage plant kills us. Thank you.

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