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June 25th, 2019
Urgent steps being taken to address landfill fires- Hon Malone

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Immediate steps are being taken “and envisaged” to ensure the proper functioning of the Pockwood Pond incinerator and reduction of distress to all residents and visitors, according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

November 26th, 2018
Fire @ Pockwood Pond incinerator

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – The ‘troublesome’ garbage incinerator at Pockwood Pond, today November 26, 2018, burst into flames, when a fire broke out uncontrollably at the facility.

January 16th, 2018
Landfill fire @ Pockwood Pond annoys USVI residents

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A large landfill fire at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, this evening, January 16, 2018 is causing much discomfort for persons in the area and as far as St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

April 28th, 2016
Concerns raised due to non-functioning incinerator @ Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A member of the public who asked not to be identified yesterday April 27, 2016 complained about the current condition of the waste management facility at Pockwood Pond which the person said is an ideal situation for the spreading of disease, but is also concerned about sensitive materials taken to the incinerator by trust companies to be destroyed.

February 12th, 2015
VG residents frustrated with open waste burning problems

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “This government can find millions of dollars to put in the hands of contractors for projects that can cost much less and for things that are not as serious as safeguarding the health of its people. The government needs to be obligated to get an incinerator here on Virgin Gorda,” said a resident of the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

May 1st, 2013
Resident wants Pockwood Pond plants removed

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Citing a rise in diseases and the area where she lives as being a growing community, a resident has called for the removal of some industrial activities in the Pockwood Pond area.

December 21st, 2012
RVIPF carries out drug destruction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In carrying out its final drug destruction for the year 2012, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force destroyed 114 kilos of cocaine at the Government’s Incinerator Plant at Pockwood Pond this morning.

March 26th, 2012
Pockwood Pond “fumes” still concern USVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the complaints have reduced, there are still a substantial amount of complaints being received from residents of the United States Virgin Islands regarding the external fumes that emanate from the Pockwood Pond incinerator site, which is located on the western side of Tortola.

December 20th, 2011
Solid Waste Dept. urges truck operators to sort bulky waste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Solid Waste Department is urging private truckers and waste disposal contractors to sort bulky waste items such as metal, concrete, wooden pallets, yard waste and glass, a Government Information Service (GIS) press release has stated.

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