NEPA: Air quality results from Riverton fire to be released by Tuesday

NEPA: Air quality results from Riverton fire to be released by Tuesday

Friday, May 01, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says results of the air quality monitoring and associated tests conducted during the March fire at the Riverton dump are expected to be released by Tuesday, contrary to a commitment given for today.
Peter Knight, chief executive officer of NEPA says that the Agency is reviewing comments from a leading member in academia.
Knight says the review will be completed by Tuesday, May 5 at which time the report will be released. NEPA said it regrets this delay.
A number of people were adversely affected by the smoke nuisance, which lasted for over two weeks.
Several schools and businesses in the Corporate Area and St Catherine were forced to close for days.


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