NEPA Monitoring Air Quality in the Corporate Area

first_imgThe National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) continues to monitor the air quality in the Corporate Area, as the Government intensifies efforts to extinguish the fire at the Riverton City Landfill.Acting Manager of the Air Quality Management Branch at NEPA, Steven Panton, told JIS News that the agency is using the “necessary resources to capture accurate data” on the air quality, which he noted, has deteriorated since the fire started on March 11.“We have industry monitors that we get data from as well as our own monitoring,” he informed.Mr. Panton said the smoke from the fire has affected a wide cross section of the Corporate Area.“We see that the coverage is much more than the last fire that we had, and as far as Papine has been affected (by the smoke). The intensity of the fire would have caused that as well as the strong winds between yesterday and this morning,” he pointed out.In the meantime, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising the public to exercise extreme caution when traversing the Spanish Town Road area in the vicinity of the Riverton City Landfill.Also, persons with respiratory problems, who are affected by the smoke, are encouraged to seek medical assistance. NEPA Monitoring Air Quality in the Corporate Area EnvironmentMarch 13, 2015Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedJamaicans Urged to Settle Outstanding Accounts with NWC RelatedImproved Water Supply for Residents of Clarks Town FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsThe National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) continues to monitor the air quality in the Corporate Area, as the Government intensifies efforts to extinguish the fire at the Riverton City Landfill.Acting Manager of the Air Quality Management Branch at NEPA, Steven Panton, told JIS News that the agency is using the “necessary resources to capture accurate data” on the air quality, which he noted, has deteriorated since the fire started on March 11.Mr. Panton said the smoke from the fire has affected a wide cross section of the Corporate Area. RelatedMICO Practising Benefits from Garden Project Set Up By NEPA Advertisementslast_img read more

Elks Donations

first_imgHomeFeaturedElks Donations May. 06, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsElks DonationsGuest Author1 month agodonationsSanta Monica Breakfast ClubSanta Monica Elks The Santa Monica Elks has donated $2,500 to the Santa Monica Breakfast Club to help fund a community dental program for underprivileged kids with free dental and orthodontic care services. Santa Monica Elks have faithfully teamed up with annual donations to the Breakfast Club for the past few years. Pictured is Don Checchi, PDDGER of Santa Monica Elks presenting the donation check to Breakfast Club Co-President Kathy Checchi. Santa Monica Breakfast Club provides supplies for dental hygiene kits given to about 620 1st graders in Santa Monica schools. These are given out during the UCLA dental students’ presentations on oral hygiene to the students. Three students received care for serious problems. Several students are receiving professional cleanings.Tags :donationsSanta Monica Breakfast ClubSanta Monica Elksshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCelebrate Cinco de Mayo at these three new Mexican restaurantsU.S. Senator Alex Padilla endorses Rick Chavez Zbur for AD50 seatYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agolast_img read more