The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it continues to observe an improvement in the Air Quality Levels around the Beetham Landfill.
A state issued by the Authority has indicated that the Air Quality Level, as of 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, as recorded at the EMA’s Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station located at Beetham, Port of Spain, was Unhealthy.
The EMA said this reading is an improvement over the morning’s readings which reached Very Unhealthy levels; however, it noted that extreme caution is still required by persons in the vicinity, particularly the elderly, children, and those with respiratory ailments.
It said the high reading is due primarily to the smoke and particulate matter associated with the fire at the Beetham landfill.
The EMA has advised all relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Health, and continues to liaise closely with partner agencies, such as SWMCOL to obtain status updates.
Further details will be provided as the situation unfolds.