Tag Archives: Air Quality/Monitoring

Air Pollution From Oregon Woodstoves Rival That From Wildfires

Wildfires aren’t the only thing threatening air quality in Oregon. Data from the Oregon Environmental Council show that pollution from burning wood in chimneys and woodstoves can rival that from wildfires. Around 12.8 million pounds of harmful particulate matter is emitted from Oregon woodstoves and chimneys each year. Source: Air Pollution From Oregon Woodstoves Rival […]
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DEQ levies $1.3M fine for The Dalles plant violations

Facility violated air quality permit for over a year. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a nearly $1.3M penalty to Hydro Extrusion USA LLC for multiple air quality permit violations at its aluminum recycling facility in The Dalles on Jan.8, according to a press release from DEQ. The fine is the largest air […]
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My View: Don’t use ‘junk’ science to guide policy

‘Science that is outdated, manipulated, cherry-picked or lacking in evidence is junk science. It often is deployed by polluting industries to bamboozle the public into supporting bad policy choices.’ Source: Pamplin Media Group – My View: Don’t use ‘junk’ science to guide policy

Decade in Review: Drought and weather patterns sparked smoke in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon’s worst summers for wildfires have all fallen within the past six years, coinciding with the region’s warmest summers in more than a century. The low point came in 2018, when Rogue Valley air quality dropped, at one point, to the worst in the world, and wildland fire agencies burned through $128 million trying […]
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Oregon Department Of Environmental Quality Develops New Low Cost Air Quality Monitor

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has developed a low-cost air-quality sensor that will allow the agency to place more monitors throughout the state.The DEQ-developed “SensOR” air-quality monitor comes at a cost that is $5,000 to $10,000 cheaper than previous models used in the past. Source: Oregon Department Of Environmental Quality Develops New Low Cost […]
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Oregon Lifts Air Quality Advisory For Much of the State Today

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality lifted an air quality advisory for large portions of the state today. Source: Oregon Lifts Air Quality Advisory For Much of the State Today – Willamette Week

Oregon DEQ Unveils New Air Quality ‘SensORs’

On December 5, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced its laboratory staff had developed a new lower-cost air quality monitor that will allow the agency to provide timely particulate pollution information at more locations throughout the state. Already, eight of the devices, called the SensOR, have been placed at new Air Quality Index sites […]
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Oregon Extends Air Quality Advisory Through Tuesday, Plans to Install Additional Monitoring Sites Statewide

The agency plans to install the devices over the next few months. Its goal is to deploy 30 statewide within the next year. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has extended an air quality advisory for much of the state through Tuesday at noon. Source: Oregon Extends Air Quality Advisory Through Tuesday, Plans to Install […]
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Air quality advisory extended to Tuesday following continued stagnation

Continuing poor air conditions have prompted the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to extend an air stagnation advisory, originally issued Wednesday, into next week. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency’s air quality monitor showed conditions at 3 p.m. Friday nearing the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” level in Eugene and Springfield. Source: Air quality advisory extended […]
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DEQ adding new, cheaper air quality sensors around state

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced Thursday its Hillsboro lab staff has developed a new, lower-cost air quality monitor that allows the agency to provide timely particulate pollution information at more locations throughout the state. Source: DEQ adding new, cheaper air quality sensors around state – KTVZ