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Meeting Today to Discuss Eruption Pollution

SO2 pollution cloud from the Holuhraun eruption, seen from Reykjavík

The colors of the eruption pollution in Reykjavík on November 13. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

An information meeting about the sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands will be held at the Icelandic Met Office on Bústaðavegur 7 in Reykjavík at 2:30 pm today.

The meeting is organized by the Civil Protection Department, the Icelandic Met Office, the Environment Agency of Iceland, the Directorate of Health and the Administration of Occupational Health and Safety, as reported on vedur.is.

SO2 pollution cloud from the Holuhraun eruption, seen from ReykjavíkThe colors of the eruption pollution in Reykjavík on November 13. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the pollution with representatives of the municipalities and the public and to encourage municipalities and their agencies to disseminate information to local residents.

A similar meeting took place in Höfn, Southeast Iceland, last week.

SO2 pollution cloud from the Holuhraun eruption, seen from ReykjavíkThe colors of the eruption pollution in Reykjavík on November 13. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

High levels of SO2 pollution have reached the capital area on several occasions and last week it was reported that acid rain has been found in 40 percent of samples of rainwater collected by the Icelandic Met Office in various locations around Iceland since September.

The meeting will be held in Icelandic. It’s necessary to send an email to [email protected] if you plan to attend. The meeting will also be streamed live online.

Questions, which may be considered during the meeting, can be sent to [email protected].

Information on SO2 pollution can be found on the website of the Directorate of Health.

Go to airquality.is to check the pollution levels in different locations in Iceland at any given time and to vedur.is for pollution forecasts.

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