Slovnaft publishes data on the quality of air in the surroundings of the refinery

  • Slovnaft is the first industrial entity in Slovakia to disclose data taken from its air quality monitoring stations
  • Since July, the data have been available on the website of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) at www.shmu.sk/sk/?page=1&id=oko_imis
  • Slovnaft’s decision is a result of public discussions on air quality between the refinery and the surrounding boroughs

Bratislava, 11 July 2019 – Slovnaft has decided to make available air quality data taken from its measuring stations. This step is a response to the requests of communities living in the vicinity of the refinery and the company has provided them with a platform for the monitoring of substances in real time and from the comfort of their homes. The general public, including inhabitants of the surrounding boroughs, can find all data on the website of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ).

Slovnaft uses three monitoring stations to monitor the quality and purity of air in its surroundings. The stations are located in Bratislava’s boroughs of Ružinov – Vlčie hrdlo and Podunajské Biskupice, and in the village of Rovinka. Monitored data have been used especially for the needs of the refinery; SHMÚ has used them to assess air quality and to inform the public. After a public discussion was held with communities from the surrounding boroughs, Slovnaft became the first company in Slovakia to publish data online in cooperation with SHMÚ.

″Slovnaft understands that inhabitants living in the vicinity of the refinery need to have access to information on air quality. As a responsible neighbour, we have responded to this call and published data from our monitoring stations via SHMÚ’s website,″ said Dušan Ronec, Manager at the Environmental Protection Department.

″Publishing Slovnaft’s data is the first significant step forward to increase the awareness of inhabitants of the neighbouring parts of the city on air quality in real time. Since the beginning of July, we have access to air quality data from anywhere and at any time,″ said Veronika Basta, Municipal Deputy in the village of Rovinka, who is also one of the initiators of public discussions on the topic of air purity and quality.

Slovnaft has been proactively notifying of any activity with a potential impact on the surrounding boroughs and villages in advance on its website, via email, social networks and face-to-face meetings. The company’s responsible approach includes Good Neighbour, a grant program within which Slovnaft supports community projects developed by locals and organisations operating in the vicinity of the refinery.

Slovnaft plans to modernize its monitoring stations in the near future and add other pollutants to the monitored substances. The company has become a member of a working group for air protection of the city of Bratislava, where it will cooperate with representatives of the municipal administration and other organizations to launch an integrated program aimed at improving air quality in the capital.

Slovnaft publishes data on the quality of air in the surroundings of the refinery

Slovnaft publishes data on the quality of air in the surroundings of the refinery

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