After one week of compalining to the relevant authorities, still nothing has been done to remove the health-threathening pollution dumped by the Nasinu Town Council in front of residential houses at Bulei Road, Laucala Beach (Letters, FT 18/3/2014). This thoughtless and provocative action with a total disrespect to the environment and the well-being of Nasinu ratepayers comes at a time when our country is rife with the threat of dengue, and people everywhere are getting sick and dying. The indiscriminate and smelly yard waste dumped over the past weekends by the NTC includes, in addition to carcinogenic asbestos and fibreglass, a large assortment of old tyres accumulating rainwater and breeding dengue-carrying mosquitoes. The whole of last week both the Environment Department and the Health Department have been informed of the issue, but so far no action has been taken. How much longer will the residents of Bulei Road have to wait? Until our children get sick and die of dengue? The Nasinu Town Council would be held responsible for their suffering.
Laucala Beach, Nasinu