NEWS: ERUPTION — Scientists Worry about Air Quality

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NEWS

ERUPTION

Scientists Worry about Air Quality

Holuhraun. Gosslettur

Conditions at Holuhraun are extremely dangerous because of toxic gases as winds can change suddenly and unpredictably. Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson

Scientists from the Icelandic Met Office and Institute of Earth Sciences and representatives of the Civil Protection Department in Iceland met this morning with representatives from the Environment Agency of Iceland and the Chief Epidemiologist from the Directorate of Health.

Their conclusions were as follows:

The eruptive activity at Holuhraun:

The situation at the eruption site is the same as before. Lava flows to the east at similar rates as yesterday. Although the lava is now in contact with the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, it does not reduce the lava flow rates significantly. No explosive activity due to the lava and river water interaction has been observed, but steam rises from the…

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