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Jakarta's poor fear landslides from overflowing waste mountains

City authorities running out of options for disposing massive volumes of trash

A group of scavengers search for items and plastics to sell for recycling at Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java province, Indonesia, in this March 2019 photo.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- The stench is overpowering, and it only gets worse as you approach the biggest landfill site in Southeast Asia.

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