Air quality is under the magnifying glass

From October last year to March of this year, there were 75 air quality alerts for "unhealthy" conditions in the Fairbanks vicinity.

Additionally, the North Pole area fell below healthy limits more than 90 times.This information was released today at the Carlson Center as part of a presentation by Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins along with "Air Quality" specialist Glenn Miller.

The Mayor went on to say that air quality regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency were being exceeded, and that this could result in future control of borough burn standards by the E-P-A.

The Mayor went on to say ""The state of Alaska is now moving forward to put together a set of control measures we hope to be able to accept.

And therefore we will have a few years to put those in place to show that will get us to clean air.

Air Quality specialist Glenn Miller added "

"The state of Alaska is now moving forward to put together a set of control measures we hope to be able to accept.

And therefore we will have a few years to put those in place to show that will get us to clean air. Glenn Miller Air Quality specialist wthe the Fairbanks North Star Borough added

"Well obviously, the monitoring that we do indicates that the air quality is poor.

Hopefully getting better with the control measures, the voluntary control measures that we have.

But with the "Sniffer" vehicle and the additional monitoring that we do, we also know that there are pockets in Fairbanks and North Pole, that are much, much worse than what we actually monitor downtown."

Well obviously, the monitoring that we do indicates that the air quality is poor.

Hopefully getting better with the control measures, the voluntary control measures that we have.

But with the "Sniffer" vehicle and the additional monitoring that we do, we also know that there are pockets in Fairbanks and North Pole, that are much, much worse than what we actually monitor downtown."

 

 

Well obviously, the monitoring that we do indicates that the air quality is poor.

Hopefully getting better with the control measures, the voluntary control measures that we have.

But with the "Sniffer" vehicle and the additional monitoring that we do, we also know that there are pockets in Fairbanks and North Pole, that are much, much worse than what we actually monitor downtown."

This information was released today at the Carlson Center as part of a presentation by Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins along with "Air Quality" specialist Glenn Miller.

The Mayor went on to say that air quality regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency were being exceeded, and that this could result in future control of borough burn standards by the E-P-A.