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Organisations to receive direct information on air pollution

2010-01-19

Organisations to receive direct information on air pollution

Organisations wishing to receive direct information on ambient air pollution levels will have such a possibility. Such information is provided according to the revised specification of the procedure for informing society, institutions and bodies concerned of ambient air pollution levels, which came into force on 1 January. Approved by the Ministers of Environment and Health, the specification indicates entities that can obtain such information. These are organisations related to consumer rights protection, health care, those representing the interests of vulnerable groups of residents as well as industrial federations, etc.

According to Elena Auglienė, chief specialist at the Environmental Impact Assessment Division of the Pollution Prevention Department of the Ministry of Environment, based on the requirements of the specification of the procedure, publicly available information on ambient air pollution with sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulates (not smaller than 10 microns in diameter), ozone and carbon monoxide will be updated every day or, where possible, every hour. Information on pollution with lead and benzene, indicating the average value for the past 12 months, will be updated every three months or, where possible, every month.

Ministry of Environment information, tel. 266 3660

19 January 2010


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas