Fire at Bhalswa landfill, again

Picture of landfill for representational purpose only

A fire broke out in Delhi’s Bhalswa landfill on Friday. While temperatures in the national capital remain high in the scorching summer, the specific cause of the fire is uncertain.

An MCD official informed The Times of India that the fire was minimal and that water sprinklers installed at the waste were utilized to extinguish it as soon as it erupted. “

To prevent the release of methane during the decomposition of wet trash, the city has begun layering C&D waste and inert atop new waste after a period of time.

According to the fire service, there have been 12 such accidents at the location in the last year. A huge fire was recorded here on April 26th, and it took five days to put out the fire. The smoldering at the Bhalswa landfill, however, continued even after three weeks.

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