Fort Air Partnership (FAP) is preparing to set up its portable station in a new location.
 
After monitoring the air quality in Bon Accord since May of 2018, FAP's portable station is being moved to Chipman, where it will start operating on April 1.
 
FAP added the station last year in an effort to respond to emerging issues and monitor areas of the region's airshed that are currently underserved by their permanent monitoring network. The amount of time it stays in one place is determined on a case-by-case basis.
 
"We use a site selection matrix to determine where to locate the station every time," said FAP executive director Nadine Blaney. "Chipman ranked number one this time around just because it's a populated area that hasn't had monitoring done prior to this and the village was interested in learning more about local air quality."
 
A summary report on air monitoring data collected during the nine month project in Bon Accord will be available next month.
 

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