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Environment

An island of toxic trash plagues the Maldives

Thilafushi was once a lagoon in the Maldives, a gorgeous island nation in the Indian Ocean that's a popular tourist destination. But for almost 25 years, Thilafushi has been a dumping ground for the nation's trash — one that's unregulated and allegedly leaking toxins into the surrounding areas.

Environment

An island of toxic trash plagues the Maldives

Thilafushi was once a lagoon in the Maldives, a gorgeous island nation in the Indian Ocean that's a popular tourist destination. But for almost 25 years, Thilafushi has been a dumping ground for the nation's trash — one that's unregulated and allegedly leaking toxins into the surrounding areas.