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AQ Advisory Continues

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 8:55 AM

Prince George, B.C.  – The Air  Quality  Advisory for Prince George is now into its 5th day.

Ministry of Environment  reports the 24 hour rolling average of  fine particulates, PM 2.5,  at 41.5 micrograms per cubic metre, when the provincial target is  25 micrograms per cubic meter.

PM 10  readings are also  high  sitting at 48.5 micrograms per cubic meter,  slightly below the  provincial target of 50.

The situation is not likely  to improve until the weather changes, as a strong  inversion is in  place in Prince George, preventing  air from moving out of the  area.


The Federal Gov’t has an air quality index
that ranks the range of pollutants according to health risk. Right now it shows PG air quality presents low risk to human health. The question is is why do BC standards look so much different?

We are so unfortunate to suffer these brutal living conditions. 41.5ug per m3……WOW I can hardly breathe. An China is currently suffering numbers as high as 900….If it is that bad get out of you house and out of the bowl. Go for a walk a Forest for the World, or any of the other trails outside of downtown!

This isn’t a surprise at all. Some company at the end of Pacific Road in the BCR Site has been burning big piles of garbage and slash for the last week. Thick black plume of smoke was drifting straight for the bowl area and just hanging there.

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