The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society says it will launch a scientific investigation on the cause of carbon emissions called soot in Port Harcourt and its environs.
The society said researchers would carry out empirical studies and come out with appropriate solutions that will put an end to the lingering soot seen in the atmosphere in the oil and has rich city.
The body’s national president, Charlesye Charles disclosed this at a news briefing in Port Harcourt, ahead of the body’s installation of its 31st President and conference slated in the Rivers State capital on Saturday.
Charles said the society would not rely on speculations in the public domain on the cause of the soot, but would do what was expected of any professional body, especially as the problem affects the lives of people.
“We have heard many stories about where this black soot is coming from.. But it is only front research we can find out what exactly is the problem.
“We have heard stories about military burning petroleum products. We have also heard stories about incomplete combustion in the refineries.
“All sorts of stories, but I believe that by the time we have the conference here and researchers have gone into field to do imperial study, they will be able to tell the nation what the problem about this soot and the way to go about solving it,” he stated.