As the temperatures rise, so will the stink that drifts out of the South Dade landfill and the adjacent sewage treatment plant. Between Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Goulds and parts of Homestead, 100,000 noses suffer that stink.
At “Mount Trashmore” and the sewage plant there are no visible misters or odor-mitigation systems in place, at least none that work. Contrast that with the Virginia Key facility where the fences are lined with misting systems that perfume the air.
Why the difference? Perhaps it’s because the resident noses of Fisher Island, the only immediate neighbors of Virginia Key, have the highest per-capita income in the United States according to the 2010 census.
The folks in The Ridge are just working-class Joes. Money may not buy happiness or love, but it seems to buy sweeter air. That stinks.
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David Biegen, Cutler Bay