“Quneitra is suffocating”. Associations ask for an investigation to be opened, and those affected go to court

The controversy over black dust in the city of Quneitra has once again come to the fore in the environmental debate, after the “black smoke” emitted by the thermal power plant in the industrial zone intensified in the last two days, leading to local associations to demand the opening of an investigation by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to determine their risks.

And some environmental associations denounced, in various publications, that “the sky of the city of Quneitra has been filled with black dust, which has reached its peak these days”, pointing out that “some citizens intend to sue the thermal power plant responsible for this problem”. .”

Ayoub Krir, director of the association “Oxygen for the Environment and Health”, said that “the environmental associations established a national committee to defend the rights of the residents of Kenitra regarding this health dilemma.

Kerir added, in statements to the electronic newspaper Hespress, that “the petition launched by the committee on the dangers of black powder has reached 6,500 signatures to date”, noting that “the committee requested a meeting with the Quneitra worker, as well as well as with the head of the collective council, as well as the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development”.

The same spokesman continued that “these meetings seek to put local and national officials in the panorama of the health and environmental situation of the city during the last few weeks”, highlighting that “previous reports completed by the ministry were left on the shelves and not publish them for the national public to see.”

The same environmental expert continued: “The committee calls for the publication of all the reports that have been completed on the issue of black dust in Quneitra, so that they can be used in the next allegations campaign, where escalation measures will be taken in the future. , targeting the judiciary, intensifying awareness meetings and organizing protest vigils.”

The spokesman considered that “the thermal station is responsible for the respiratory diseases that afflicted many residents of the city of Quneitra, and should provide financial compensation to these patients who suffer from chronic diseases.”

The same source stressed that “all previous investigations into black powder were buried by the authorities, and no concrete measures were taken to solve the problem”, and concluded that “the committee has practical proposals to definitively put an end to the dilemma, without spending a big budget.