Dust monitoring campaign starts in Mandogalup

The Windcube 200S Lidar will determine dust lift off sources.
The Windcube 200S Lidar will determine dust lift off sources.

A DUST monitoring campaign has started in Mandogalup.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is monitoring air quality at a number of metropolitan and regional centres in WA in accordance with the National Environmental Protection Measure.

The monitoring campaign is in response the WA Environmental Protection Authority’s a report Consideration of potential health and amenity impacts of dust for urban development in the Mandolgalup area.

According to DWER, Mandogalup is in close proximity to a large residue drying area with some potential for high dust levels which may exceed the air NEPM criteria.

The magnitude and source of any dust that may be generated is unknown, with nearby industry, natural events and other activities potentially all contributing to dust levels experienced in the locality.

The dust monitoring is designed to assist in determining the origin and levels of any dust impacting Mandogalup.

The monitoring will be undertaken for a period of four months over the 2017-18 summer period.

During the study, a live feed of the data gathered will be available at www.dwer.wa.gov.au.

For more details call 6364 7000.

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