Mexico will close one of the world's largest landfills next year because of worries that it could contaminate the aquifer, there are more than 12,000 tons of garbage deposited there daily.
According to the Associated Press- Mexico's Interior Department the landfill has an estimated 76 million tons of trash in it.The concerns of the dump surface concerns that it could be a flood threat, as it could potentially interfere with the water drainage out of Mexico City.
The landfill has growth out of control because the because the garbage has not been sorted or removed to be recycled.
Only 6 percent of Mexico's waste is recycled. The call to close the landfill comes as Mexico attempts to meets its carbon emission reduction level, open-air landfills are a major source of greenhouse gases.
Officials from Mexico City's Waste Commission have said the closure is expected to take place at the end of 2011 and would be replacedby four state-of-the-art garbage-recycling centers that would also compost and burn garbage for energy.
Mexico is trying to to resolve their environmental issues for once and for all.