Real-Time Air Monitoring Installed in Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Affected Communities
Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 05, 2016 at 11:52 AM
On Monday, I announced the installation of a Real-Time Fenceline Environmental Monitoring System which has been installed to monitor Methane, Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene in the affected communities of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak.
This is state-of-the-art detection technology. It is critical to engage knowledgeable third parties to update our monitoring capabilities for the protection of our families and their health. This is a community air monitoring system. Community air monitoring systems differ from traditional regulatory air monitoring systems in 3 ways:
Air sampling is intended to identify local sources of air pollution and present the data directly to the community in a way that can help them in their everyday life.
It uses state-of-the-art equipment that is specifically designed for the community in which it is placed.
And finally, it is designed to adapt and change as community needs change.
Thank you to Argos Scientific for offering this technology to the community free of charge. And thank you to the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council and Save Porter Ranch for joining us today.
Click here to view real-time monitoring and sign-up for updates on increased levels of Methane and Benzene in the community.
Click here to learn more about the Real-Time Fenceline Environmental Monitoring System. Click here to view the Daily News story.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District
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