FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new ambient air quality monitoring station in the City of Miramichi has been added to the network already operating in the province.

“Having good air quality is an important part of ensuring we have vibrant and sustainable communities in New Brunswick,” said Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr. “We are fortunate to live in a province where the quality of our air and water is consistently good.”

The permanent station in Miramichi will continuously monitor concentrations of key air pollutants, such as ground-level ozone, nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter. The data will be analysed and reported each year through the department’s annual report on air quality monitoring results.

The 2017 air quality report issued by the department in December showed that New Brunswick achieved Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards at all monitoring locations.

Air quality monitoring in the province is a partnership between the Department of Environment and Local Government and Environment and Climate Change Canada, under the National Air Pollution Surveillance Agreement.

Information is also available in real-time through the Air Quality Data Portal and on the Department of Environment and Local Government website.