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Industrial activity in the Heartland includes fertilizer production, resource upgrading and refinement, petrochemical development, mineral processing, and more.
Air in the Heartland is monitored continuously by Fort Air Partnership (FAP), FAP’s monitoring and reporting on substances that affect air quality is rigorously controlled, monitored and guided by objectives set by government. The work is transparent, guided by a scientific advisory group, and driven by national and provincial standards. Continuous one-minute data is collected 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to anyone.
Real-time preliminary data is generated by nine continuous monitoring stations and reported within the hour. This data is reported for a variety of uses, including calculating a current and forecast daily Air Quality Health Index for Bruderheim, Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County, Gibbons and Elk Island Park.
Once the data has been validated and is suitable for use in scientific data analysis, it is archived at the Alberta Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) air database where it can be accessed by government, other researchers and any member of the public.
FAP maintains a variety of resources, including databases, models, educational tools, facts sheets, and reports that are publicly available on its website. Its expertise is shared through alliances with other airshed zones through the Alberta Airsheds Council, Alberta Environment and Parks, AEMERA, Alberta Health Services, Environment Canada, industry, and other technical professionals. These contributions, combined with long-term monitoring strategies and management groups, ensure the sustainability of the air quality in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and surrounding region.
- How is air quality monitored?
- Understanding air quality
- Environmental cumulative effects management
- Air quality dispersion models
- Regulating air quality in Alberta
- Regional airshed monitoring in Alberta
- How air quality monitoring data is used
- Protecting Air Quality in the Heartland Fact Sheet
- Substances monitored by stations
- A real-time map of our air quality
- Live Data Feed
- Air Quality Health Index
To obtain further information on a variety of topics relating to air, please contact: