Friday, 2 August 2019
Air Quality and old pictures
Dealing with my emails from the weekend this morning one of them was Thanet Council's press release about air quality
here is the link to it
It all works very well unless you actually read it following the links to the pages they go to.
Using the first link in the release. "Thanet District Council has been monitoring the level of pollution in the area since 1993 and currently does so at 32 different locations all over the district." Seems to mean NO2 only locations.
The second link is to a KCC consultation, I will try to fill this out if I get the time.
The third link is to subscribe to air quality alerts
The only thing the council do seem to be monitoring across the district is Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
This is explained in the 2019 Air Quality Annual Status Report (ASR) linked to the press release
here is the link
My main interest in local air quality was triggered by the Manston Airport DCO and a mistake in their environmental report about how far the particulates smaller than 2.5 microns travel. I never got this one resolved, neither RSP or pins seemed to be able to deal with an outright blunder which was the equivalent of basing all of the information on 2.5 particulates on something like, air being heavier than water.
My main concern about what is usually called PM2.5 pollution is that as well as reducing life expectancy it is thought to lead to the early onset of dementia.
The worrying thing here is that so far TDC haven't got as far as measuring it anywhere in Thanet.
Recently with the councils, particularly TDC I am getting a fair bit of stuff that doesn't seem to work properly. for example in the 2019 Air Quality Annual Status Report (ASR) dated June 2019 it says :- " To view the locations of publicly available electric vehicle charging points in Thanet and nearby, please visit: www.evsoutheast.net which takes you to domain that is for sale" and makes you wonder if the council are paying for a non existent service. Of course the rest of us just look for a charging point on Google Maps.
Here is the link to the pictures of the books we put out today
Here's the link