Arpa Fvg presented the “Report on air quality in Friuli-Venezia Giulia – year 2021” in the Mosaic Room of the Directorate of Environment of Trieste. The report is a report that is prepared annually on the basis of the criteria established at national and European level of sectoral legislation (Legislative Decree 155/2010).
The report confirms that air quality is substantially good for most monitored pollutants; there are critical problems for ozone and benzopyrene limited to areas where wood is widely used for domestic heating.
The control of the quality of the air in Friuli-Venezia Giulia realizes through a network of stations of measure, authentic laboratories situated in all the region. The network is designed to describe the quality of the air that most people breathe, taking into account the different sources of pollution and climatic and territorial characteristics.
Currently, the active network in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia area consists of 19 stations owned by Arpa Fvg (minimum and support network) and 16 additional stations used to further improve knowledge of some complex areas such as those subject to the fall of large industrial plants. .
The Report considers all pollutants to be “regulated”, ie those for which there is a legal limit to ambient air: “Macrocontaminants” (PM10 and PM2.5 particles, sulfur and nitrogen oxides, ozone, benzene and carbon monoxide) and “Microcontaminants” (benzo[a]pyre and heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, nickel and lead).
“The constant improvement in air quality in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is due to the improvement of production models of the industry and motor vehicles that generally pollute less and are no longer considered the most impactful element. On the other hand, the emerging sources of pollution are intensive agriculture, some types of chemical fertilizers and heating for domestic use.There is also a wider discussion on a part of the territory of the former province of Pordenone that, within the perimeter of the Po Valley, points out some critical issues that will be debated in the General States of the High Adriatic and Central Europe on the environmental sustainability to be held in Trieste in November. “
The regional councilor for environmental protection, Fabio Scoccimarro, said today in Trieste during the presentation of the annual report on air quality in Friuli-Venezia Giulia for 2021 and prepared by the regional agency for the environmental protection (ARPA).
In the future, as explained by the Commissioner, the new regional air quality plan is in sight, which provides for both incentive forms and communication campaigns aimed at citizens to improve those aspects of sustainability that still they must be corrected globally to a general level that sees air pollution, except in very rare cases during the year, below the limits throughout the region.
The monitoring was carried out, as pointed out by the representative of the Government, through 19 control units of the ARPA and 16 other private consortia located throughout the region.
Finally, Scoccimarro, referring to the particular situation of Trieste and in relation to the ongoing conversion of the former Ferriera di Servola, highlighted the improvements in air quality recorded by the control units adjacent to the plant. . “The one in the steel district of Trieste – he concluded – represents a virtuous model of how, within a loyal institutional collaboration, public administrations, in this case this regional administration, have the ability to plan and implement ways of improving sustainability the environment and safeguarding jobs “.