Clean Air Everywhere – Because Curaçao needs healthy air!
Foundation “Clean Air Everywhere” tries to persuade the government of Curaçao to act against air pollution in general.
Citizens have the human right to be able to live in a safe environment. At this moment a part of the Island is being poisoned by unlimited air pollution from an unrestricted industry and other causes. The government is responsible to protect it’s citizens from harm and to act against this destructive pollution which is getting worse every year!
Take a look at the biggest environmental scandal of Kingdom of The Netherlands at the video below.
Foundation “Clean Air Everywhere” wins court case and forces government to protect people of Curaçao.
On August 26th 2019 the Curaçao court has ruled in favor of foundation “Clean Air Everywhere” and forces the Curaçao government to define modern air quality norms and to guarantee that pollution caused by the refinery does not exceed these limits by September 1st 2020. This is a great win for the foundation, its sponsors and most of all for the people of Curaçao.
On June 1st 2021, the Court of Justice has confirmed the ruling on appeal, forcing the Curaçao government to enforce environmental laws for air quality.
Find all documentation and rulings on our page Bodemprocedure.
The Curaçao government has a choice to act but decided to ignore the ongoing air-pollution which is a crime according to international standards!
The Isla provides work for numerous people, is part of the island and contributes to the struggling Curaçao Economy. We only want the Isla / BOO / Aqualectra to produce their products in a clean and sustainable way! Which is possible…
Mr. Tico Ras, head ‘Dienst Millieu en Natuurbeheer’, states in the A.D. of May 19th that the air probably contains Chromium and Vanadium next to concentrations of particle-pollution. Live measurements of particle pollution and sulfur-dioxide / SO2 can be found here.
|Pollution type||WHO Standard||2011||2012||2013||2014|
|Beth Chaim SO2||20||63.1||61.4||155.5||170.8||ug/m3|
|Beth Chaim TSP / Particles||20||46.2||46.2||48.7||55.3||ug/m3|
|Kas Chikitu SO2||20||52||55.1||96.2||121.9||ug/m3|
|Kas Chikitu PM10 Particles||20||38.0||39.7||41.4||38.0||ug/m3|
ug/m3 = Micrograms per Cubic Meter of Air
Note that the above values are averages. SO2 values can reach over 800 ug/m3 and TPS/PM10 can reach over 600 ug/m3!!!