Fort Air Partnership (FAP) released their fourth quarter report, revealing good air quality for Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas.
The report summarized October 1 to December 31, 2017 and was published on Wednesday (January 10).
“Results show air quality in and around Alberta’s industrial heartland was a low risk to health for the majority of the time during the last three months of the year,” said Fort Air executive director Nadine Blaney.
FAP’s six stations had low risk readings at least 93 per cent of the time. Lamont County had the highest percentage of low risk readings and Fort Saskatchewan had the lowest.
“We only had one hour that reached the high risk level,” noted Blaney.
That occurred in Gibbons on December 22 and the cause was unknown.
“Given the season and localized nature… we’re thinking it could have been related to a car idling in the area or fire place smoke, just because we see those things happening in the winter time,” said Blaney.
This report was calculated by using more than 11,822 hours of Air Quality Health Index values.