Local reports say the dump reached its capacity 17 years ago but still the lorries come. (Image: GETTY) It is officially 213ft high, which makes it the same height as Tower Bridge’s towers and nearly 50ft higher than Nelson’s Column. But from its base it looks much taller and resembles a black mountain from the Lake District – but without the beauty. The dump, one of four around Delhi and India’s tallest, is also an environmental nightmare according to campaigners. And there is no way of putting this politely: it stinks. Related articles School run ban backed by teachers – Government must take ‘urgent ac… New Delhi: The most polluted city on Earth The dump, which first opened 35 years ago, reeks of fish, rotting food and a cocktail of stenches best not described in a family newspaper. We saw a dead dog, teeth bared, decaying in the 95F (35C) heat as its living relatives scavenged for food. Farmers herded sheep and goats, the animals stopping occasionally to sip water from waste-blackened puddles. Overhead, pariah kites wheeled and cows grazed in the rubbish. But in a modern twist, one kite had plastic caught around its leg. As we walked past… Read full this story
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