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Summary: Antonio Da Roza, Jessica Hefes

Originally reported: South China Morning Post

Date: 6/2/10

Originally: 20/11/05


New government offices impact could be higher than predicted [1]

Clear the Air claimed that official figures seriously underestimate the pollution levels people face in Central once the new government offices are built at Tamar. In the EPD’s environmental impact assessment report, respiratory suspended particles were not expected to exceed an average concentration of 80 micrograms per cubic meter, and the API was expected to remain below 100. However, RSP in Central has been as high as 257 micrograms and the API has reached the 100 mark 97 times. However the Government is sticking to its pollution assessment method.

Endnote

  1. Tamar Pollution Prediction Far Too Low, SCMP, 20/11/05

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