New EPA monitor in Thomastown tracking Kilkenny’s air quality
By COLIN BARTLEY
THOMASTOWN is the first area in the whole of the South East to have its air monitored as a part of a national programme tracking air quality.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today confirmed that an air quality monitor has been installed in the South Kilkenny town. The results of the air quality survey can be tracked online at the EPA’s website.
The monitor and its real time webpage were set up last week to track the data produced by the newly installed particulate matter monitor. It records particulate solid and liquid pollutants in the air, then measures these results against EU guidelines.
The Thomastown monitor was installed as part of the of the National Ambient Air Monitoring Programme 2017 – 2022. The monitor is only one in Kilkenny and the first in the whole South East region.
The data from the monitor can be found at the following link: http://www.epa.ie/air/quality/localairqualitydata/kilkenny-thomastown/