Residents in Mossel Bay have been complaining of a foul odour in the area for some time. According to the Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA), they are working towards identifying and eliminating the source.
Mossel Bay Advertiser reports that residents from Dana Bay, Mossel Bay, Heiderand, Asla Park and KwaNonqaba have been experiencing a terrible, gassy stench that leaves many with headaches and nausea.
In a statement, PetroSA acknowledged public concerns about the unpleasant smell in certain Mossel Bay areas. They are working with the Garden Route District Municipality’s Air Quality Control to get to the root of the matter.
“The two parties are engaging on an ongoing basis and monitoring progress on the technical and management actions agreed upon to address complaints of residents of communities such as Dana Bay. The District’s Air Quality Officer has also notified PetroSA to identify and fix or discontinue any industrial process that could be linked to the odour until the processes can be run without giving any offensive smell,” reads the statement.
“PetroSA has done extensive work to scrutinize production processes to determine any potential contributory factor, and will continue working together with the local environmental authorities to root out any actual or potential issue. The company is equally committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of its employees, communities and the environment.”
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