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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Dozens of used tires are dumped on a daily basis within the surroundings of Amghara scrapyard, which raises the alarm of the birth of a new “Arrhiya” area. It also implies the start of a problem that could end up being difficult to solve in the future if it is not tackled in its infancy, reports Al- Rai daily. The danger of this phenomenon is not only that the used tires are dumped illegally, which causes noticeable pollution, but it also poses a threat to the camps and livestock pens near Amghara scrapyard.
Old cars are the main fuel for this danger which is still in its infancy, as some of those in charge of the scrapyards dump different types, sizes and shapes of tires. Some of them burn these tires in an attempt to obliterate the crime with another crime for which the environment pays through land and air pollution. The Environment Public Authority (EPA) had transferred more than 42 million tires that had accumulated since 2004 in Arrhiya area, which is located within the area of the South Saad Al-Abdullah Housing Project, to Salmi area, after it was officially commissioned by the Cabinet to do so. Within nearly six months, EPA succeeded in implementing its commitment to transfer 507 tons of tires from Arrhiya to Salmi with the assistance of government and private agencies.