Air Quality Monitoring Report 2002

Summary: An overview of ambient air quality in 2002. Examines the state of ambient air quality in Ireland by comparing measured concentrations with current and future air quality standards for a suite of air pollutants.

Published: 2002

ISBN: 1-84095-131-1

Pages: 58

Filesize: 1,699KB

Format: pdf

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Executive Summary

The Air Quality Report for 2002 provides an analysis of air quality data and the levels of pollutants that are subject to statutory regulation. The air quality data were mainly obtained from local Authority monitoring networks. These data were supplemented by data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at its own fixed monitoring sites and from mobile units deployed in various urban centers throughout the country. The number of fixed sites in operation has increased significantly in 2002. The EPA has established additional continuous monitors at a number of ozone sites and both Dublin City Council and Cork City  Council have expanded their respective continuous monitoring networks. 

The data are assessed in relation to air quality standards in force during the monitoring period. The results are also analysed in relation to future limits and standards set down in the first two Daughter Directives (CEC, 1999 and CEC, 2000) to the Framework Directive 96/62/EC on Air Quality Assessment and Management (CEC, 1996). These standards are now part of the new Air Quality Standards Regulations (DELG, 2002) and must be achieved by the dates set in the Regulations.

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