Ebtekar: Mandates at Work to Check Hazardous Petchem Fire Toxins

TEHRAN, Aug 09 (Shana) – Head of the Department of Environment Masoomeh Ebtekar said on Tuesday that her office has set a number of mandates to harness air pollution as a result of serial fires in Iranian petrochemical facilities in southern part of the country.

Ebtekar made the remark in a panel of Shana reporters and staff on Tuesday after a tour to the media. 

She admitted recent fires had had harmful impact on life of citizens and said there are talks with a number of foreign companies, including Norway for the purpose.


She did not mention precise amount of credit set aside for the purpose.


The DoE top official said the pollution control in the polluted areas will be in several stages, including HSE mandates.


She said new clean up technology is needed to apply to check the life threatening toxins put in the air in the areas the petchem facilities are located.


 She noted that coordination has been made with the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and Iranian Ministry of Petroleum about ways of removing the pollution.

 

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