Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The river is not healthy at all.

Our town is divided by a large river.
It's one of those highways for heavy transport.
Each days lots of ships pass and only recently someone got the idea to measure the dust in the air.

The hypothesis was that the river might create as much pollution as the main road in town.

So research was done and...
those people sitting on benches to relax won't think they're breathing in healthy air anymore.

It turned out that the airpollution levels at the river are as bad as those at the main road which is filled with heavy traffic each day.

No plan to change that has been created yet, but I think it's very important to be aware of the situation.
With a new crossing/bridge over the river matters will be worse.
It's expected that even more traffic will cross the river and those few electric cars won't make a difference.

As new neighbourhoods are planned at the north of the river, with lots of children and a couple of schools the council will have to face serious questions about the health of these people.
Even if I have to ask them myself.



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