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7 years after closure order

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DENR

THE 5.2-hectare Irisan open dumpsite in Baguio City has been confirmed to be still operating despite a closure order issued by the National Solid Waste Management Commission in 2012. During a visit to the site last week, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (right photo) directed the Environmental Management Bureau in the Cordillera Administrative Region to immediately issue a cease and desist order (CDO) to the Baguio City government. Mr. Antiporda said the CDO will be issued pending explanation of non-compliance to the closure order and the submission of a Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Plan as required under Republic Act No. 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.





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