Air monitoring station back on line

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

A key air quality monitoring station is coming back on line.

The station in the McAnulty neighbourhood was shut down months ago, but that news was only made public this week.

The shutdown happened when Liberty Energy pulled out of the steel industry regulated Hamilton Air Monitoring Network because the city refused to allow it to build a sewage sludge incinerator.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco says it will cover the future costs of running the east end air pollution monitoring station.

Environment Hamilton says that station is key because residents in that area face a higher-than-average risk of premature death due to air pollution, from things like fine particulate matter.

(Hamilton Spectator)

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