Air quality testing begins in Crown Point

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 08:30

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

(iv) improve the overall land use planning processes. 

The exercise is conducted during peak and non-peak hours and will be completed in May 2019.