[Editor: See also: Save these dates for important meetings on Air District charges against Valero for continued air pollution violations – R.S.]
Following recent news of Stipulated Order between Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Valero Benicia Refinery, the City Manager shares the following information:
The Benicia Community Air Monitoring Program (BCAMP*) air monitoring station is now operational.
Real-time air quality data can be accessed at this website: http://beniciacommunityairmonitoringprogram.org/.
The website provides real time and historical air quality data for the following pollutants: particulate matter, black carbon, sulfur dioxide, ozone, benzene, toluene, and xylene. A new hydrogen sulfide monitor will soon be added. The website also provides additional information including:
- A map showing the location of the monitoring station relative to potential sources and current wind speed and direction.
- A tab for “How to Report a Problem” with important links and phone numbers
- A “Resource” tab that provides some background about BCAMP and Argos Scientific. Argos is the main contractor for BCAMP that provides the technical support for the instruments and data transfer to the website. This page also has links to relevant community organizations as well as local elected officials and regulators.