Fulton Hogan Hiways and the Ministry of Environment provided the opportunity to explain to residents living near the Asphalt Plant in Suva the Environmental safety of its operations.

Ministry this week organized the meeting with those who expressed their concerns about the smoke emissions coming from the plant that some felt may be harmful to their Health.

USP Environment Expert-Francis Mani made a presentation at the meeting says there was no danger to residents living near the plant.

He said in his findings over a three-day period of testing showed the emissions were only 20% of those that were safely allowed by the World Health Organization.

General Manager-Patrick Keenan says the company’s commitment to safety doesn’t just involve roads works and people but the machinery and the communities in which it operates.

Keenan said they will continue an open dialogue with those concerned and with the presentation put forth hopes it has shown how safe the plant is.

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