Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

AirUCI researchers study local asphalt plant emissions

Thu, 02/04/2021

A local Irvine neighborhood has been complaining for years about emissions from a nearby asphalt plant, and now they have data to back their claims.  A UCI-based team working with residents was led by Dean Baker, former director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and included AirUCI researchers.  The UCI team used monitoring equipment to capture data about the types of emissions in the area and measured unsafe levels of certain chemical compounds, and they are emphasizing a need for long term monitoring to review the issue.   Regulatory agencies are now conducting their own studies.  Read the article