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Current notices

  • Melton: Monitoring for PM2.5 is offline due to technical difficulties and PM2.5 data is not being collected at the station. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (24 September 2018)
  • Point Cook air monitoring station is offline due to technical difficulties and data is not being collected at the station. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (24 September 2018)
  • Morwell East: monitoring for sulphur dioxide is offline due to technical difficulties and sulphur dioxide data is not being collected at the station. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (19 September 2018)
  • Fog can cause low visibility readings in EPA’s air monitoring network due to high levels of moisture in the air. Fog may also affect PM2.5 readings at Brooklyn, Mooroolbark and Point Cook. EPA staff will monitor visibility readings during periods forecast for high levels of fog and communicate any issues if required. (04 May 2018).
  • Latrobe Valley: Given the Hazelwood power station is now closed and there are no longer any discharges from the power station chimneys, ENGIE is no longer obliged to monitor air quality from the chimneys. However, EPA licence requirements remain in place to ensure monitoring of other environmental risks, including fugitive dust, and annual reporting that occurs through the 2016–17 annual performance statement. EPA’s Latrobe Valley air monitoring network – with stations at Morwell South, Morwell East, Churchill, Moe and Traralgon – will also help EPA track any changes in local air quality since the closure. (19 April 2017)

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