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Brgy. Lagui residents assailed the proposed expansion and conversion of the existing controlled dumpsite here into a sanitary landfill. In a recent assembly and consultation, the residents questioned the operation of the dumpsite and the plan to convert it into a landfill. Laoag City government department heads also attended the said consultation, where the residents complained about the foul odor emanating from the dumpsite. They also raised concerns on the health hazards presented by liquid coming from the dumpsite. The residents told that they believe their wells are no longer safe; they disclosed that the water’s color has turned “brownish”. Brgy. Lagui chairperson Rey Ramos, meanwhile confirmed the opposition of his constituents on the plans for the dumpsite. He stressed that his barangay mates no longer want the dumpsite in their area.

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