BCAC Launch Survey On BELCO Impact

June 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC] launched an online survey, saying it ”takes just 5 minutes to report issues in the survey, and will greatly increase the BCAC’s ability to hold BELCO accountable while pushing for cleaner power generation to the benefit of all Bermudians.”

A spokesperson said, “Currently, BELCO decides who is eligible for compensation for roof painting, water filtration, and vehicle refinishing as a result of pollution such as soot contamination. BELCO defines a ‘zone’ of impact that it does not share publicly. Without a known impact zone, it’s hard to demand consistent treatment of compensation cases.

“Therefore, the BCAC is asking the public to report any nuisances they experience, for example: roof contamination; soot deposits on property or vehicle; unexplained, widespread rust spots on vehicle; vibrations and structural damage to your home; suspected health impacts; or repeated odour of diesel fumes.

“BCAC intends to press for accountability by BELCO and its parent company, Algonquin, to follow through on this pledge to explore the feasibility of natural gas. The BCAC’s ability to do so will be strengthened by having facts about the extent of pollution caused by the current model.”

You can fill out the survey here.

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