Schwabisch Gmund: New Year’s Eve Balance
It was a quiet New Year’s Eve in the Gumander area. This is concluded by the Blue Light organizations on the site. There were missions anyway. And a little more fireworks than last year.
The police did not report any incident in Gamander area on New Year’s Eve. There were also no specific incidents at the rescue stations of the German Red Cross, reports DRK district manager Stefan Alt. Nevertheless, there were sometimes difficult missions, “none of which can be directly attributed to booze, great festivities, or frenzy”.
There was silence in the fire department as well. “I listened to the radio until 1 a.m.,” says fire brigade commander Uwe Schubert, “and later there was nothing to do on New Year’s Eve for the Schwabisch Gumander fire brigade.” The firecracker ban is clearly noticeable, even though more fireworks have been felt than in the year 2020/2021. “The firecracker ban is a positive for the support staff,” Schubert says.
And the restriction is also worth noting in terms of fine dust values. Fine dust is typically small particles of airborne dust. These are also known as “particulate matter” (PM for short) and differentiate between PM10 (smaller than 10 micrometres) and PM2.5 (smaller than 2.5 micrometres), for example, of dust particles. on the basis of diameter. A micrometer is one-thousandth of a millimeter. Fine dust may come from natural sources (eg Saharan dust, fungal spores, pollen) or it may be of human origin. When fireworks are fired, a large amount of fine dust is released. “The first day of January is the day with the most particulate matter pollution in the entire year,” said Ute Dauert of the Federal Environment Agency at quarks.de.
At the turn of the year 2019/2020 Schwäbisch Gmünd had the following values:
PM2.5: more than 340 micrometers per cubic meter,
PM10: More than 470 micrometers per cubic metre.
A clear change can be seen in the two nights after New Year’s Eve. From 2020 to 2021:
PM2.5: about 30 micrometers per cubic metre,
PM10: More than 65 micrometers per cubic metre.
On the latest New Year’s Eve, there was a slight increase in prices:
PM2.5: about 65 micrometers per cubic metre,
PM10: About 100 micrometers per cubic metre.
You can find all measured values on this interactive map,
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