The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) will host a ribbon cutting and site tour of the Londonderry Air Pollution Monitoring Station on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. The ceremony will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. at the Moose Hill Kindergarten in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
All are cordially invited to join DES Commissioner Tom Burack, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Londonderry school and municipal officials to mark the opening of the state’s newest air pollution monitoring station. This state-of-the-art facility was built using energy efficient siting, design and lighting. Governor John Lynch and New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation have been invited to attend.
The air monitoring station at the Moose Hill School in Londonderry has been operating since 2011. It is considered our flagship air pollution monitoring station and our first to incorporate solar energy to power monitoring equipment. This station is part of a National Core multi-pollutant air monitoring network designed to provide data at lower detection limits, as well as enhanced forecasting and reporting of air quality conditions to the public. DES worked closely with EPA to carefully select this site for its central proximity to the highly populated, southeastern suburbs of New Hampshire. This site lies in the air pollution transport corridor that crosses the southern portion of the state.
Attendees will have the opportunity to view the monitoring equipment and tour the station. DES officials will explain how the data collected at this site are used for future research, to study air pollution, track air pollution episodes, and forecast air quality levels for the protection of public health.
For more information, please contact Jessica Morton at DES, 271-1390 or Jessica.Morton@des.nh.gov. Kindly RSVP by Monday September 24th to Jess if you are planning to attend. We hope to see you there!
From Central New Hampshire area: Take I-93 South to exit 4 Derry/Londonderry; turn right onto NH-102 (Nashua Road); turn right onto NH 128 North/Mammoth Road; turn left onto Pillsbury Road; school entrance will be on your right; turn into the school entrance, the monitoring station will be on your left.