Q2 Air Quality Results
During the second quarter of 2021 (April 1 – June 30) there was only one hour of high or very high Air Quality Health Index rating. Overall air quality in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland was of low risk to health nearly 98% of the time. The air monitoring station at Gibbons recorded the most hours of moderate or high AQHI results while Elk Island recorded the least. See the complete results.
Alberta Airshed Council Releases 2020 Air Quality Report
The Alberta Airshed Council, of which FAP is a member, recently released its 2020 Air Quality Report. The report provides a summary of the air quality data that is monitored and collected in our province by Alberta’s Airsheds.
PurpleAir Sensors Added to Network
We have recently installed small sensors called PurpleAir to monitor for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in communities within our Airshed that do not have any other form of continuous monitoring. Sensors have been placed in Waskatenau, Bon Accord and Josephburg with plans to add three more in other locations in the near future. Learn about PurpleAir sensors…