Environment Watch: Mobile air pollution-measuring vehicle for Haifa

According to the report, the organization has operated a similar vehicle in the Gush Dan area for the past four years.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 8, 2007 10:35
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The Public Council for the Prevention of Noise and Air Pollution in Israel - otherwise known as the Malraz non-profit organization - has asked the Ministry of Environmental Protection to pay for part of its new mobile air pollution-measuring vehicle in Haifa, reports Yediot Haifa. The report did not say how much funding was being requested, but if successful, the organization will be able to operate the vehicle in two shifts between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Each shift would be manned by a police officer and two professional air testers, who are authorized to order polluting vehicles off the road. According to the report, the organization has operated a similar vehicle in the Gush Dan area for the past four years. The owners of polluting vehicles are required to repair the vehicle immediately and bring it in for re-testing, and may be fined if they do not do so. The organization said that since it began the project, it had tested 30,822 vehicles of which 2,883 were found to be polluting and sent for repair or taken off the road.


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