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The Ministry of Environment is moving forward with the shutdown of the Duquesa landfill. The Ministry announced the planting of 3,500 trees in a 86,000 square meter area, marking the start of the implementing of the forestry component of the technical closure process for the landfill. Eventually, the entire landfill area of 1,300,000 m2 will be planted. The area in northern Santo Domingo will become a recreational park.
Deputy Minister José Elías González said several species of trees are being planted, including mara (Calophyllum calaba), guaiac (Guaiacum officinale), saman (Samanea saman).
As part of closing the landfill, a rainwater drainage system is under construction. A leachate management system is being installed to eliminate harmful contaminants that can impact water sources. Likewise, the project includes the installation of a waste...
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