ODPEM awaiting test results on noxious fumes
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is awaiting result of tests conducted, following the release of noxious fumes near the Portmore Toll Plaza, last week Thursday.
On Thursday (June28), several employees at the Portmore Toll Plaza took ill and had to be taken to hospital after inhaling what was described as noxious fumes.
This resulted in the closure of the Portmore leg of Highway 2000, to facilitate a probe by the emergency response agency.
Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson says he's awaiting several pieces of information.
Mr. Jackson says based on the probe so far, there was nothing at the port which would have caused the fumes.
He was not able to state when a fulsome report would be ready.