Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Irvine asphalt plant topic of town hall

Tue, 02/23/2021

A February 23rd article on Voice of OC notes that AirUCI researchers have been a large part of the team measuring and evaluating emissions from an asphalt factory located in Irvine.  Residents have complained for years about the odors and reported health effects from the plant, and the research team's data showed potentially unsafe levels of certain chemical compounds.  SCAQMD has been investigating the situation and questions some of the methods and results of the UCI study.  A community meeting has now been scheduled for March 3rd to discuss the issues. 
Additional details            Read the February 4th article