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DEP declares Air Quality Action Day for July 13

A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Friday, Jul 13
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Friday, Jul 13: 101 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
55 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Saturday, Jul 14: 90 AQI Moderate Ozone
55 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)
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DEP declares Air Quality Action Day for July 2

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Monday, Jul 2
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Monday, Jul 2: 120 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
65 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Tuesday, Jul 3: 95 AQI Moderate Ozone
65 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Air Quality Action Day, July 1

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Sunday, Jul 1
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Sunday, Jul 1: 105 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
60 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

DEP declares air quality action day for June 30

 

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Saturday, Jun 30
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Saturday, Jun 30: 110 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
56 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southcentral Counties for June 16-18, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on June 16, 2018 for the Pittsburgh region (encompassing Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties). A Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone is also forecast on June 17 and 18 for the Pittsburgh region, southcentral counties (Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties) and the Lehigh Valley (Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties).

Forecast
Sunday, Jun 17: 115 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
62 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Monday, Jun 18: 106 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
66 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Tuesday, Jun 19: 92 AQI Moderate Ozone
68 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standardized air quality index uses colors to report daily air quality. Green signifies good; yellow means moderate; orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people; and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all.

To help keep the air healthy, residents and business are encouraged to voluntarily restrict certain pollution-producing activities by:
•    Refueling cars and trucks after dusk
•    Setting air conditioner thermostats to a higher temperature
•    Carpooling or using public transportation; and
•    Combining errands to reduce trips.

The Sentinel: Air monitor data to be made available for research at Dickinson College

June 1, 2018  Joe Cress The Sentinel

The same data that helped local residents make informed choices could be important to helping regional experts map out trends in fine particulate emissions and health issues related to air quality.  For over nine years, the Clean Air Partnership operated a BAM-1020 air quality monitor mounted on the rooftop of The Sentinel Building at 457 E. North St. in Carlisle.

As The Sentinel prepares to move to its new location at 327 B Street in Carlisle later this summer, the air monitor was recently disconnected and placed into storage pending the outcome of talks between The Sentinel, the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania and UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle to find a new home for the monitor.  Read more …

 

The Sentinel: Clean Air Board’s fight to clear the air in Carlisle

June 1, 2018, Joe Cress The Sentinel

Sometimes the proudest achievement is the hardest one to measure in terms of its impact down the road.Such is the case with the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania and the lobbying effort it led a decade ago to implement anti-idling legislation.

That legislation put into place time limits on idling in the hope the new restrictions could reduce fine particulate emissions from diesel engine exhausts.  Read more ….