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Air Quality Monitoring Upgrade In Carrigaline

Air quality monitoring of Carrigaline has been upgraded, members of the county council’s Carrigaline Municipal District (MD) were informed at their monthly meeting.



An Aerial View Of Carrigaline. Pic Adrian O'Herlihy

Writes Leo McMahon


In response to a motion from Cllr Jack White (FG) seeking a report on air quality arising out of concerns about this from the burning of fossil fuels and heavy traffic in Carrigaline town, senior executive officer Ted O’Leary and senior executive scientist Alan Costello said a Particulate Matter (PM) monitor was installed last November and became operational on December 23rd. Initially capturing PM 10 micron emissions, it was upgraded on January 30th to measure 2.5 microns which are the tiny particles of greatest concern in terms of public health.

The engineers said the station had been connected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national air quality network and real time data was accessible on the EPA website.

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