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Monitoring

PHIC established the Port Hedland Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network in 2010 as part of an integrated approach to air quality monitoring in Port Hedland.

The focus of the Network is on the measurement of PM2.5 and PM10. All eight stations monitor particles, with six sites being further analysed for the presence of metals in the particle sample as well as meteorological conditions including wind speed and direction, and temperature.

Oxides of nitrogen and sulphur dioxide are monitored at three stations to determine the relative change in the ambient concentration over time.

Operation and management of the Network is being transferred to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

PHIC supports the transfer and is keen to expedite the process.

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