The air quality in the area of the Sant Antoni de Portmany biomass station fire is good and harmless for the population.

Jul 1, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The mobile unit, which has been monitoring the air quality since this morning, is located in the area closest to the fire, the Montecristo industrial estate.

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Sant Antoni de Portmany biomass station fire

The report issued by the mobile unit of the Government’s Atmosphere Section, which was sent to the fire at the biomass station in Sant Antoni de Portmany, shows that the air quality in the area affected by the fire is good and presents no danger to the population. All the elements analysed (substances derived from sulphur and nitrogen, carbon monoxide, ozone and suspended particulates) show harmless levels, both for the residents of the area affected by the fire and for those involved in the operation.

This unit, which will be operational until the end of the emergency, has been analysing the air quality in the area since this morning and is issuing a report to the head of the operation in case additional measures need to be taken. It should be noted that the emergency operation is applying foam concentrate to the burning material (plant remains from gardening and forestry work) to improve the air conditions in the area, as it limits the levels of vapours emitted.

The acting councillor for the Presidency, Public Function and Equality, Mercedes Garrido, attended the meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee this Friday and was able to see the work being carried out by the troops at the biomass station where the fire is being extinguished at a good pace: yesterday 200 lorries were removed to the material collection area, a plot of land where xeixa wheat was grown and which was mowed by the operation to save the crop.