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Çamburnu is a village in the mountains of North-Eastern Turkey. Its inhabitants have lived in harmony with nature for generations from tea cultivation and fishing. 10 years ago the idyll came under threat when the government decided to build a waste disposal site directly above the village. Despite protests from the mayor and the villagers, a site was built that ignored safety and building standards and has been polluting the environment ever since. The economic basis of the tea growers below the site has been destroyed. The consequences are appalling and plain for all to see, yet every day tons' more rubbish are driven onto the site.