Residents happy with Arawak changes

Some residents who were impacted by emissions from the Arawak Cement Plant in Checker Hall, St Lucy, are breathing a sigh of relief now that the dust has settled.

However, others say they are still being negatively impacted and want more to be done.

Following complaints from residents, Attorney General Dale Marshall and Member of Parliament for St Lucy, Peter Philips met with Arawak management in January. It was announced that filter bags and other measures would be implemented to alleviate the concerns.

Since then the Trinidadian-owned company has released a number of statements on its social media pages providing updates about its progress.

“Our company has begun the investment of over US$300 000 to install roofs on our silos. The benefits are multi-purposed. As a result, we will offer a better quality product to our customers by reducing leakage of the natural elements from mixing with the cement. This upgrade will allow us to control the emissions by containing the dust from escaping,” it stated. (TG)

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