Minister & Engineer Visit Affected Residents

August 18, 2020 | 2 Comments

On Friday afternoon [Aug 14] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Dr. Geoff Smith – environmental engineer for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] – visited some of the home owners in the St. John’s Road, Pembroke area directly affected by BELCO emissions.

“I was keen to see and hear for myself the concerns of those directly affected”, said Minister Roban. “And frankly, what was brought to my attention – collected particles emitted from BELCO smokestacks and photos that showed roof discoloration – is shocking.

“Notwithstanding BELCO’s efforts to date, obviously much more needs to be done to eliminate these unwelcome emissions and I continue to encourage regular communication by BELCO with the affected home owners, until these issues are resolved.”

The Government added that residents directly impacted by BELCO emissions should e-mail their complaints to pollutioncontrol@gov.bm.

Dr. Geoff Smith with a photo of some soot that had collected in the gutter of a roof of a residential property located on Underhill Crescent.

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Collected particles said to be emitted from BELCO smokestacks.

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Paper towel burnt by collected particles the Government said were emitted from BELCO smokestacks.

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Minister Roban meets with a concerned area resident.

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Photo of roof discoloration from BELCO emissions.

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  1. Quo Fata says:

    Does it really matter. Algonquin promises the holy land of millk and honey for all

  2. ella says:

    not acceptable BELCO!

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