Engineer Mostafa Murad, Head of the Environmental Quality Sector at the Ministry of Environment, said that Egypt will not be affected by the La Palma volcano, which is safe, and citizens will not be affected by the matter, stressing that the nature of the situation for any volcano is the emission of carbon emissions known as lava and dust, and Egypt will not be affected by it because we are far from its field.
Murad explained in exclusive statements to “The Seventh Day”, that two weeks after the beginning of the volcano, there is a state of anxiety that prevailed in Europe due to the nature of the climate in it from dust and carbon oxides that are emitted into the atmosphere, and the danger in Europe being affected by it due to its proximity to the source of the volcano is that the air has rainy and when oxides form Carbon rain will turn into acid rain due to the escalation of carbon dioxide in the volcano. As for Egypt, it will not be affected by it and monitoring devices are able to monitor it because of its distance from the ground and people will not feel it, for two reasons, Egypt is far from the source of gas production, where the distance reaches approximately 4 thousand km, which is a distance with which it is difficult to reach. Gases and dust are ours, and the other reason is that the gases emitted by the volcano are in the upper layers of the atmosphere that are not on the surface of the earth, and therefore people’s sense of them will be non-existent.
The head of the environmental quality sector stressed that its movement in the air creates a kind of mitigation and dispersal, and the distance between us keeps us away from its dependencies, noting that what is being circulated in the newspapers is the results of mathematical modeling of the volcano.
Murad ruled out that its consequences will reach Egypt, and if it does, it will be in the upper classes at very weak rates that people will not feel, but will be monitored by air quality monitoring networks spread from Cairo to Aswan, and there will be no impact on people, public health or green spaces.