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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Spike in Bucharest air pollution levels linked to illegal burning of tires in surrounding localities

Bucharest has recorded worrying air pollution levels on Monday morning, March 15, with many of the sensors of the independent air quality monitoring network Aerlive.ro showing high particulate matter PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollution levels across the capital city.

According to the representatives of the Environmental Guard, the main cause of the spike in air pollution was the illegal burning of used car tires in localities around Bucharest. People burned dozens of tires on Sunday evening to mark the start of the Easter lent, Hotnews.ro reported. The head of the Environmental Guard, Octavian Berceanu, told Digi24 that the most frequent sources of pollution were found in Vidra, Magurele, and especially in Sintesti.

Teams of the Police, Gendarmerie, and the Environmental Guard intervened to put out the fires. They also identified the people who started the fires, and Berceanu said that “fines will also be given.”

Octavian Berceanu also advised the residents of Bucharest to keep the windows closed on Monday morning.

A report released in October 2020 said that, in Bucharest, the annual cost of air pollution is EUR 6.3 billion - the second-highest after London (EUR 11.4 billion). The per capita cost in the Romanian capital is slightly over EUR 3,000.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Octavian Berceanu)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Spike in Bucharest air pollution levels linked to illegal burning of tires in surrounding localities

Bucharest has recorded worrying air pollution levels on Monday morning, March 15, with many of the sensors of the independent air quality monitoring network Aerlive.ro showing high particulate matter PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollution levels across the capital city.

According to the representatives of the Environmental Guard, the main cause of the spike in air pollution was the illegal burning of used car tires in localities around Bucharest. People burned dozens of tires on Sunday evening to mark the start of the Easter lent, Hotnews.ro reported. The head of the Environmental Guard, Octavian Berceanu, told Digi24 that the most frequent sources of pollution were found in Vidra, Magurele, and especially in Sintesti.

Teams of the Police, Gendarmerie, and the Environmental Guard intervened to put out the fires. They also identified the people who started the fires, and Berceanu said that “fines will also be given.”

Octavian Berceanu also advised the residents of Bucharest to keep the windows closed on Monday morning.

A report released in October 2020 said that, in Bucharest, the annual cost of air pollution is EUR 6.3 billion - the second-highest after London (EUR 11.4 billion). The per capita cost in the Romanian capital is slightly over EUR 3,000.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Octavian Berceanu)

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