• Short Summary

    EUROPE'S FIRST AUTOMATED EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR FOUL AIR CONTROL HAS JUST BEEN DEVELOPED IN HOLLAND AT A TIME WHEN THERE IS GROWING WORLD CONCERN OVER LAND, AIR AND SEA POLLUTION.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN ACROSS WATER TO INDUSTRY
    0.06

    2.
    LV DITTO
    0.08

    3.
    MV PAN UP TO CHIMNEY SMOKING
    0.13

    4.
    MV ESTATE WITH POLLUTION MEASURING DEVICE F/G
    0.16

    5.
    CU DITTO PAN DOWN TO BOX
    0.22

    6.
    MV DITTO ANOTHER PAN MAN OPENING BOX
    0.32

    7.
    CU INSIDE MEASURING EQUIPMENT
    0.37

    8.
    LV RIJNMOND OFFICE BUILDING
    0.40

    9.
    CU PAN UP DITTO
    0.46

    10.
    MV MAN INSIDE CLOSING EQUIPMENT CASE
    0.54

    11.
    MV & CU TYPIST (2 SHOTS)
    1.02

    12.
    CU FIGURES BEING TYPED ON CONCENTRATION READING (2 SHOTS)
    1.07

    13.
    MV MAN LOOKING AT READINGS
    1.10

    14.
    MV MAP OF RIVER AREA & CU DITTO (2 SHOTS)
    1.18

    15.
    MV OFFICE PAN TO EXT.
    1.25



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EUROPE'S FIRST AUTOMATED EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR FOUL AIR CONTROL HAS JUST BEEN DEVELOPED IN HOLLAND AT A TIME WHEN THERE IS GROWING WORLD CONCERN OVER LAND, AIR AND SEA POLLUTION. IT IS CALLED THE PHILLIPS SO2 AND IS OPERATING IN THE RIJNMOND AREA AROUND ROTTERDAM -- A GOOD TESTING GROUND SINCE IT IS THE SITE OF EUROPORT, ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CONCENTRATIONS OF OIL AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES.

    ALTHOUGH THE SYSTEM IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE, IT CAN PINPOINT A POLLUTION SOURCE DOWN TO AN INDIVIDUAL CHIMNEY OR BOILER. IT IS RUN FROM A CENTRAL OFFICE - KNOWN AS STENCH CONTROL -- AND IS BASED ON AUTOMATIC REPORTS RECEIVED FROM 31 MONITORS INSTALLED TO COVER THE AREA.

    BR FILTERING THE AIR THAT BLOWS INTO THE MONITOR POLES THE EXACT AMOUNT OF SULPHUR DIOXIDE CONCENTRATION IS GAUGED AUTOMATICALLY. THIS INFORMATION IS RELAYED TO THE CONTROL CENTRE BY NORMAL TELEPHONE LINES BY CODE 64 TIMES AN HOUR AND IS STORED IN A COMPUTER BANK.

    WHEN POLLUTION REACHES A PREDETERMINED LEVEL AN ALARM IS SOUNDED AND CONTROL OPERATORS CONTACT THE OFFENDING PLANT OR PLANTS.

    FREQUENTLY WEATHER CONDITIONS RATHER THAN AN INDIVIDUAL PLANT CAUSE A GENERAL BUILD-UP OF POLLUTION. WHEN THIS HAPPENS A GENERAL CALL GOES OUT TO THE 21 MAJOR PLANTS FOR A CUT BACK ON WASTE GASES.

    ALTHOUGH LEGISLATION IS STILL WEAK ON POLLUTION CONTROL, THE DUTCH HAVE FOUND THAT PUBLIC OPINION IS A POWERFUL INCENTIVE TO CO-OPERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94U5AA01CX1QEAGGR9MORO29C
    Media URN:
    VLVA94U5AA01CX1QEAGGR9MORO29C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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