This is the interim report for the work undertaken for the Strategic Regional Environmental and Baseline Assessment (SREBA) Environmental Health Air Quality baseline study. The Air Quality baseline is a 12 month monitoring program to measure key air pollutants and meteorological parameters from five air quality monitoring stations were set up within the study area at Manbulloo, Mataranka, Bullwaddy Conservation Reserve, Daly Waters and Elliott. Pollutants measured were selected based on the expected emissions from onshore gas development, and include particulate matter (PM), both suspended particles and deposited dust, and gases (NO2, SO2, H2S, VOCs and aldehydes).
The interim report summarises the initial data (~2 months) collected by the air quality monitoring program and outline monitoring methods for each pollutant including details of quality control procedures undertaken. The sample of data collected is not yet sufficient to draw reliable conclusions regarding the baseline air quality in the region. The baseline monitoring program is scheduled to continue for a further 10 months, with a total of 12 months of data collected at the completion. Some recommendations are provided in the report regarding ongoing monitoring, which are to be reassessed at the completion of the 12 month monitoring program.,
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