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Air Quality Advisory for Vanderhoof

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 11:27 AM

Vanderhoof , B.C.- The Ministry of the Environment has issued an air quality of advisory  for  Vanderhoof because of high levels of  fine particulate.

Elevated PM2.5 concentrations are resulting from still air and poor dispersion. Air quality is expected to remain poor today but improve tomorrow as windspeeds increase.

The  Ministry says sources of PM2.5 contributing to this episode include:

  • residential home heating wood
  • smoke (from wood stoves and boilers);
  • industrial wood smoke; and
  • transportation sources

 The provincial air quality objective for PM2.5, is 25 micrograms per cubic metre (mg/m3), averaged over 24 hours.  At ten this morning,  the  levels of PM2.5 were at  mg/m3   in Vanderhoof,  while in Prince George, the level was at 7 mg/m3.



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