Wednesday, June 20, 2012

828. Air Pollution Increasing in Cuba

By Cuba Central News Blast, Center for Democracy in the Americas, June 15, 2012

Cuba experienced an increase in air pollutants from November 2008 to April 2010, according to data collected by Cuba's national surveillance network, state newspaper Granma reports. Increased levels of sulfate and nitrate emissions from local industries in Cuba caused the air quality to deteriorate, leading to higher incidences of acid rain in the eastern provinces of Holguín, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba. According to the article, the Center for Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry (CECONT) in Cuba is in the process of determining the maximum amount of emissions for sectors that are most responsible for the deterioration in air quality in an effort to decrease air pollution. 

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