Our Scotford air monitoring station was relocated on February 26 to a permanent location on land leased from the Hutterian Brethren Church of Scotford.
The new site is located approximately two kilometres south of Highway 15 on the west side of Range Road 212, approximately 350 metres from where the station has been located for the past six years. This relatively minor move is required to secure a permanent home for the station, which will be known as Scotford South.
“We are very thankful to the Hutterian Brethren Church of Scotford for enabling us to place our station permanently on their land. The new site provides everything we need to continue effective air monitoring in the area,” said Nadine Blaney, FAP’s Executive Director.
The new site will allow us to maintain our understanding of ambient air quality in the area while still monitoring the impact of emissions from nearby industrial facilities on local air quality, she added. The station will continue to meet the same monitoring objectives as the previous site. Alberta Environment and Parks and the Alberta Energy Regulator have no objections to this relocation.