Officials are monitoring the air quality at and after the condom crash in South Florida to keep the first responders safer as rescue operations continue.
Since the rtial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside on June 23 and the demolition of the rest of the building earlier this month, efforts have shifted from rescue to rescue as the crew sifts the rubble.
“We have deployed a number of devices to monitor air pollution on and around the site. We know what pollutants are on or around the site, including first responders,” said Naresh University of Miami Environmental Science. yicha associate professor Kumar in a video posted online by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on Wednesday.
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Kumar said residents close to the site can close their doors and windows to avoid toxic rials entering their homes. The shelf life of the aerosol containing rosites is three days.
“So within three days, about 72 hours, after the site is cleaned, it should be back to normal,” Kumar said.
The death toll rose to 96 after another victim was identified Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Kava said crews removed more than 18 million pounds of concrete and debris.
He said it has been difficult to identify the victims in recent days.
“At this stage in the healing process, we are mainly relying on the work of the medical examination office,” he said. “It’s a scientific, methodological process to identify human remains. Over time, this work becomes more difficult. Although our teams try as hard as they can, it takes time.”