Debris management concerns persist in Abaco

Debris management concerns persist in Abaco
Damage on Abaco post Dorian
NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Marsh Harbour Abaco is beginning to slowly return to some semblance of normalcy with the reopening of prominent Abaco retailer Maxwell’s, according to Abaco Chamber of Commerce president Ken Hutton, who has expressed concern over the management of debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
“We still have the issue of debris removal,” Hutton said.
“That’s still an unknown. I have heard that there are plans. No one has seen any plans. We understand that contracts are being awarded left right and centre.
“None of them that I am aware of involves sorting the debris. Everything is still going to the dump as one massive pile that’s going to be a major environmental hazard in the future.”
Hutton added: “We need this stuff sorted. We ened to put the debris in seperate piels and have it crushed or exported or shredded or whatever. We can’t just throw it into one big landfill and torch it.”
 Last month, Chad Sawyer, owner of the Maxwell’s and Price Right food stores revealed to Eyewitness News that he planned on reopening his Maxwell’s Grocery Store on November 7.
Hutton said: “Maxwell’s opened up and its was absolutely packed. It was wonderful to see. I can’t overstate what a huge step that is towards bringing normalcy back to this place.
“We have a gas station opened as well and so the gas lines have been eliminated. Last week we were waiting up to three hours for gas. The gas lines were huge. People were literally waiting three hours for gas.”