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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has approved the U.S. Virgin Islands’ municipal solid waste landfill permit program, allowing the territory to manage its landfills and expand or create new ones.
Silhouetted by flashing lights under the startlingly picturesque, darkening sky, police, pastors, sorority sisters, district victim advocate and two or three Bovoni Housing Community residents wove through the high-rise apartment buildings.
With the scent of fresh cut grass hanging in the moist air and the yelps and hoots of children playing, local and federal officials, mental health specialists, victim advocates and trauma experts offered support to a grieving Bovoni community Tuesday night.
When Adrian Taylor, the interim director of the Waste Management Authority, appeared in federal court on Tuesday, he reported progress taking place at the territory’s two landfills. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez called the efforts impressive.