Haiti - Waste Transfer station - Day 2 continued
After the transfer yard we went to the city landfill. This person was
not a worker but actually made a living scrapping metal and other
goods from the refuse. Those with a weak stomach may want to skip the
These folks were scrapping at the medical waste dumping site. One of
the worst parts of doing this job is the commute, they walk to work
because they live at the dump.
Of course people are not the only scrappers, we saw donkeys, goats,
pigs and dogs too.
While we thankfully didn't leave the vehicle for this part of the tour
the employees here are overseeing the fires at the final resting place
of many of the 300,000 Haitians lost on January 12th 2010. As you will
see in the videos I post next week when I return the recovery of the
dead will take years. The total number lost may never be known.
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