Waste landfill from Balti poses a significant ecological danger. Activists sound the alarm.
The Balti waste landfill covers an area of 5 hectares in the commune of Bibiliceni Noi and 19.5 hectares in the commune of Tambula, Singerei district. It has been in operation since 1976.
Due to improper storage and sorting of waste, it burns continuously. Although the landfill is overloaded, due to the lack of another landfill, all the remains from the city of Balti are transported here. For years, the dense smoke coming from the landfill has been covering the surrounding towns.
This landfill is nicknamed by the inhabitants of the nearby villages "Eternal Pain", and even the workers of the landfill talk about it.
In 2017, a sanitary-epidemiological inspection was requested on the landfill to interpret any measures, a protocol was drawn up and only fines were applied to the former concessionaire of the landfill, but the problem remained unchanged.
All the harmful, toxic substances on the landfill drip into two ponds about 10 meters away, then the water infected by the dam enters the stream flowing towards Singerei so all the poisonous substances infect the waters of the whole region and cause serious diseases to the population.
The sanitary-epidemiological inspection took water samples from the ponds and from the stream that is 500m away from the landfill - the results of the analysis were frightening, the admissible norms being exceeded by tens and even hundreds of times.
It is important to note that near the landfill, farmers cultivate their land and everything that is produced on this land is already infected with toxins and other hazardous substances caused by garbage which poses a significant danger to the health and life of consumers.
The managers and workers of the platform prevent people from entering the territory, in order to hide the extent of the problem, they have belligerent behavior and reject any accusation against them and threaten fines for illegal entry into the territory that is not even restricted.
Several civic activists and party representatives are sounding the alarm. With masks and a portable speaker with a microphone, they went to the landfill, where they gave several speeches.
"I want to personally address the Minister of the Environment, the Prime Minister, and the President to turn to the issues of ecology. We are still a handful of people in the Republic of Moldova, most of them have left, and another part is already in their suitcases to leave. And those who remain will be destined to breathe this air ". – mentioned Former Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova Vitalie Marinuta.