Clean Air Hamilton Launches Neighbourhood Mobile Air Testing Program
Partnership with ArcelorMittal Dofasco to provide street level monitoring in five
Presently, air quality monitoring in
The mobile monitoring will be done with air monitoring equipment mounted to a vehicle. The vehicle will travel along
“Mobile air monitoring lets us go where the people are. We can measure what people are actually breathing in their everyday lives, in different neighbourhoods, on the roads and on the highways,” Corr says. “We can find out how to improve our own air quality through taking personal action and also by pressuring for community-wide improvements.”
Brian Montgomery, Air Quality & Climate Change Co-ordinator for the City of
ArcelorMittal’s General Manager of Environment, Jim Stirling, says that air monitoring equipment near the steel company’s facilities is extensive, but more in the broader community is needed. “Around our site, we have extensive air monitoring systems on the HAM Network. But we know that other areas of
Green Venture, a community-based non-profit organization committed to sustainability, is spearheading the community consultation to identify neighbourhoods that will be monitored. Neighbourhood Association or Business Improvement Area representatives are encouraged to contact the project co-ordinator, Jordan Fysh, of Green Venture (contact details below).
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel company with more than 280,000 employees and operations in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal Dofasco is a leading North American steel producer and supplier of high quality flat rolled steels. To learn more, visit www.arcelormittal.com/hamilton/dofasco or www.communitystrength.ca.
For more information:
Air Quality & Climate Change Co-ordinator
T 905-546-2424 Ext. 1275
General Manager Environment
T 905-548-7200 x2284
Climate Change Coordinator, Green Venture
T 905-540-8787 ext.151