Refinery starts the New Year with a lot of SO2 – WHO limits exceeded on February 1, 2015
WILLEMSTAD - While many people started the New Year with good intentions, the oil refinery continued further with the emissions of SO2. They even went one step further. This is according to the measurements, because at the Beth Chaim and Kas Chikitu, where the SO2 is measured, the WHO standards were exceeded many times. (10 minutes average = 500 ug / m3, 24-hour average = 20 ug / m3).
These excesses were in line with the complaints SMOC received last month from citizens who live in the shadow of the oil refinery. Situations like these are contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Art. 25) and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (Art. 24 and 29).