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    The ESG congratulates Govt and the Environment Agency for providing Gibraltar with a modern air quality monitoring system.
    Air pollution has been one of the major concerns of the group and has formed an integral part of many of its campaigns over the years. The group notes that the setting up of this equipment has been legislated from Europe. It acknowledges the over and above installation of a secondary station, but especially welcomes the additional non-automatic monitoring to be carried out by a series of diffusion tubes collecting hydrocarbons (benzene) and nitrogen oxides among others, in strategically located points around the Rock.

    The ESG has often voiced its concerns, both publicly and privately to Govt. over the pollution hotspot areas around Gibraltar due to commercial/industrial activity/traffic and exposure to fall-out from the refinery and industrial complex. It therefore welcomes the detailed plan for data collection as demonstrated on the website and more importantly, making this information public, another EC requirement. This marks a new era in environmental management, one that genuinely brings with it a sense of progress. What a bonus to launch this on World Earth Day week!!