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Stung Meanchey Municipal Waste Dump is located in southern Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.

Close from 2009, the dump itself covers about 100 acres, or almost 6 hectares.

It is flanked by private property on which rubbish pickers builded makeshift huts and were charged extortionate rents by landowners.

Roughly 2,000 people, about 600 of which are children, lived and worked there.

When Stung Meanchey dump closed in 2009, a new site opened in Choeung Ek, close to the Killing Fields, the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge killed between 1975 and 1979.




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