Air monitoring is one of the tools used to track emissions and help the public get a better picture of the air quality in Richmond. Over the past two years, the Refinery has funded a community air monitoring program in Richmond. The program, which is operated by an independent, third-party expert Argos Scientific, provides real-time data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week about air quality in our community.
Data is collected and reported from three stations along the Refinery’s fenceline and three neighborhood stations – North Richmond, Atchison Village and Point Richmond. The sate-of-the-art air monitoring systems being used in Richmond make up the most comprehensive program deployed at a refinery location to date.
Since the launch of the program, the air monitors have continually tracked air quality. Results shows that air quality in Richmond is on part with what the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is measuring in other Bay Area communities including San Francisco and Marin County.