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Dust remedy

Carlos Atwell, carlosatwell

Dust remedy

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JUST DAYS after three of its neighbours found themselves struggling to breathe in the Asthma Bay of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), the Arawak Cement Plant in St Lucy has said it is about to roll out a multimillion-dollar initiative to deal with a decades-old dust problem.

A source close to the Trinidad Cement Limited-owned building material supplier said while this plan was in the works, they could not give a precise time when it would be put in place or divulge what the initiative would entail.

In the meantime, with the recent opening of a new quarry upwind of the homes of scores of Bromefield residents, the old issue has sprung back to life with renewed vigour, with adverse effects on neighbours.

Long-standing resident Gracelyn Griffith said the clouds of dust sent her to the Accident & Emergency Department of the hospital last weekend – and she was not alone. At least two others from the district ended up seeking medical attention at the same time.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.