All about Pollution

By Edition On Monday, August 27th, 2018

Minister promises stop uncontrolled discharge of waste water

WILLEMSTAD - Uncontrolled discharge of wastewater into the sea at the 'Shut' site will stop this year. That assures the Minister of Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning (VVRP) Zita Jesus-Leito. The waste processing More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

New legal study: “The Kingdom in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of the ‘Isla’ oil refinery on Curaçao”

WILLEMSTAD - Various studies have already been published when it comes to the Isla refinery and the violation of human rights because of the polluting emissions and the associated improper management. A new study More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Close the refinery, it’s enough!

Curaçao has approximately 52,000 employees. Approximately 2,000 of them find employment as long as the refinery is maintained. There are also 30,000 unemployed. 20,000 families live / work under the smoke of the More...

By Edition On Monday, March 26th, 2018

Journal of Environmental Protection: Isla, Mortality and SO2

WILLEMSTAD - A few days ago, Pulster et al. published their article “Exposure Assessment of Ambient Sulfur Dioxide Downwind of an Oil Refinery in Curaçao” in the Journal of Environmental Protection. Considering More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

“White cat cracker powder not harmful”

WILLEMSTAD - The white cat cracker powder that covered cars, houses, etc. last week in the areas close to the oil refinery Isla is not harmful. This is according to the environmental inspector, Clifford de Lannoy. He More...

By Edition On Monday, February 26th, 2018

Possible complaint against oil refinery at European Court

THE HAGUE - Students from the University in Groningen, the Netherlands are preparing to file a complaint against the oil refinery in Curaçao, the Isla, about pollution. This complaint will be submitted to the European More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Once again white cat cracker powder in Wishi and Marchena

WILLEMSTAD - The neighborhoods Wishi and Marchena were covered with a white granular powder yesterday morning. The Isla refinery admits that the powder comes from the refinery. “The powder comes from the cat cracker,” More...

By Edition On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Explosion and fire erupt at oil refinery’s cat cracker

WILLEMSTAD - Last night, just before midnight, an explosion occurred at cat cracker on the oil refinery premises; this blast, felt up to several kilometers, was followed by a trail of fire coming down. Luckily no More...

By Edition On Monday, January 8th, 2018

SMOC wants to consult again about oil refinery fuel

WILLEMSTAD - The environmental organization SMOC wants to again consult with the government about the oil refinery Isla. The organization has asked the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Eugene Rhuggenaath for an appointment. During More...

Guangdong Zhenrong
By Edition On Friday, October 20th, 2017

Guangdong Zhenrong wants to stop pollution

WILLEMSTAD - The Chinese State Company Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) wants to stop air pollution on the island. “We see and smell the pollution,” said the representative of the company Bingyan Chen during More...