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Friday, 1 June 2018

Air Quality Monitoring at Station Pier

Over 2016/17, the Victorian Ports Corporation (VPC) sponsored an air quality monitoring program at the Pier but this has not been continued. Pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM), especially small particles (PM2.5 and smaller) are associated with asthma incidence and severity and other health problems, including cancer and premature mortality.

The VPC sponsored monitoring program revealed higher concentrations of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter than at nearby EPA air quality monitoring stations. Sulphur dioxide readings breached the World Health Organisation’s daily sulphur dioxide limits on many occasions and the annual average PM2.5 value of 8.4 µg/m3 exceeded the 8.0 µg/m3 level specified in the Australian National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM). BCNA has written to the Victorian Government Minister for the Environment requesting a monitoring program.