PREMIUMSmelly water: Bekasi regency residents bear brunt of overloaded dumpsite

first_imgLog in with your social account Linkedin Facebook Forgot Password ? Topics : Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here An unpleasant odor filling the air is not the only issue people living in Burangkeng village, Setu, Bekasi regency face, as the Burangkeng final disposal site (TPA), which is operating beyond its capacity, has also contaminated their groundwater, further posing risks to their wellbeing.People living in Burangkeng village are susceptible to water contamination, as garbage from their local disposal site has infested their houses. Those living in close proximity to the landfill have slightly yellow and oily water, with an unpleasant odor coming emanating from it when stored for at least two hours in a reservoir.Among those affected is Mulyani, a 31-year-old scavenger who was born and raised in the village long before the disposal site became overloaded, when living conditions she claimed were better. The sole disposal site of the rege… water dump-site disposal-site landfill-facility Bekasi Bekasi-regency West-Java Burangkeng WasteManagement waste garbagelast_img read more

Neymar investigated in Brazil over fraud allegations

first_imgProsecutors in Brazil are recommending that football star Neymar be charged over four counts of fraud in relation to a tax case prior to his transfer to Barcelona in 2013.It is alleged that companies were set up as fronts in order for the striker to pay a lower rate of tax.Officials in Brazil say the allegations against the Barcelona striker cover a seven-year period from 2006.The allegations are separate from a case heard in Spain on Tuesday.Neymar appeared in court in Madrid in connection with fraud allegations surrounding his transfer. He has consistently denied any wrongdoing.At the time of his transfer he was a rising star at Brazilian club Santos. Neymar’s move to Barcelona FC has been a big success on the pitch Barcelona’s ex-President Sandro Rosell (L) and President Josep Maria Bartomeu (second L) denied wrongdoing in a Madrid court, MondayBrazilian prosecutors are reported by the AFP news agency to have also framed fraud charges against Neymar’s father Neymar da Silva Santos, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell. Barcelona said it paid €57m (£43m) for Neymar in 2013 but investigators say the fee was closer to €83m and the club concealed part of the deal.Neymar spent an hour and a half before a Spanish judge on Tuesday.Mr Santos, who arrived at court with his son on Tuesday evening, acts as his agent.The Spanish case was brought by Brazilian third-party investment fund DIS, which owned 40% of the Brazilian player’s sports rights.DIS alleges it was financially harmed by the transfer when it received €6.8m of Mr Santos’s €17m fee and argues it was deprived of its full share. Neymar, 23, has won widespread acclaim during his time at Barcelonalast_img read more