Environmental Officers have commenced an Air Quality Monitoring Project in Crown Point, Tobago.
Officials say that with the dramatic increase in vehicular traffic over the years, determining the concentrations of Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Dioxide is a key focus of the project.
The data will be used to;
(i) identify and evaluate the risks of key sources of pollutants emitted;
(ii) observe long-term trends and model the dispersal of pollutants;
(iii) guide strategies and measures to aid in the reduction of emissions and associated risks; and
Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked as the country with the second best air quality in the world.
The ranking is contained in the Environmental Performance Index 2016, released Wednesday.
This country achieved a score of 97.2% in relation to the quality of air, putting T&T just behind the number one ranked country, Seychelles, which achieved a score of 98.24%.