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NEPA identifies source of strong odour

Published:Thursday | November 6, 2014 | 11:40 PM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it has identified the Yallahs Pond in St Thomas as the source of the strong odour blanketing sections of the Corporate Area.



In a release to the media this evening, NEPA said it had received several reports of a stench permeating the air in sections of Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas.



The Agency says it worked with the Ministry of Health to conduct investigations into the reports and discovered that the pond was the source of the odour.



Last year September, the Agency received similar reports of a foul odour and investigations also revealed that the Yallahs Pond was the source of the stench.



The Agency says last year’s incident had been resolved by releasing the natural berm on the Yallahs Pond allowing sea currents to circulate and mix it with pond water ultimately eliminating the smell.



It says the National Works Agency is expected to carry out a similar exercise to eliminate the current stench.