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Release of Riverton air quality test results delayed to Tuesday

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2015 | 5:15 PM
A pedal cyclist wears a dust mask for protection against the smoke emanating from the ongoing fire at the Riverton City waste disposal site as he travels along the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 in March.

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says the result of air quality monitoring and other tests conducted during the recent fire at the Riverton City disposal site will now be made public on Tuesday.

NEPA had given an undertaking that the results would have been released yesterday.

However, in a statement yesterday, NEPA’s chief executive officer Peter Knight said the agency is still reviewing comments about the findings from a leading member in academia.

Knight says the review will be completed by Tuesday at which time it will be released to the public.