Editorial : Irregularities of garbage dumps need to be addressed

【明報專訊】A NUMBER OF huge garbage dumps storing large amounts of metallic waste have popped up at multiple factories at Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long recently. One of them is less than 100 metres away from residential buildings. Not only do the waste disposal sites generate noise, but they also produce a lot of dust. Everything that villagers touch in their daily lives is covered in dust. Apart from the dust and odour that they have to endure, they also have to worry about whether there are heavy metallic particles in the air they inhale. The way the government is following up and dealing with the matter leaves one with a "piecemeal" impression, as it has completely failed to help residents affected. Different departments have only handled affairs within their purview in complete lack of coordination, failing to treat citizens' urgent matters urgently.