Published On: Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

Isla: Emissions oil refinery decreased

oil refinery flaringWILLEMSTAD – In a response to the press release emitted by the Clean Environment Foundation (SMOC), the oil refinery Isla states that the concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) has actually declined in the first four months of this year.

SMOC also included a compilation chart of SO2 emissions over the months of January to April to their press release. In this chart, the organization shows the preliminary measurement data of the station at Beth Chaim, which is published by the government on the website SMOC demonstrated on may 21 of this year that the emissions have not substantially been reduced.

The Isla refinery also refers to the air monitoring data from the website to illustrate an overview of the measured values of both the station Beth Chaim, as Kas Chikitu in the period January to April. This over the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Isla argues that the concentration levels of sulfur dioxide in the first four months of this year have decreased compared to 2015.

At Beth Chaim, an SO2 emission of 181.9 micrograms per cubic meter was registered last year in the said month, whereas this year it reached 149 micrograms per cubic meter.

At Kas Chikitu, 152.1 micrograms per cubic meter were measured in the same period in 2015, and this year 88.3.

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