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Air Quality Update – McAnulty II

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A second complete walkthrough of the McAnulty neighbourhood has been completed, and some patterns are beginning to take shape.

The neighbourhood is bordered by Nikola Tesla Blvd. to the north, Barton St. to the south, Ottawa St. N. to the west, and Kenilworth Ave. N. to the east.

Tuesday June 27th Notes:

McAnulty July 4 -1.png

  • Poor readings on Dofasco Rd. once again, this time due to a train passing by, kicking dust into the air
  • Residential peaks were generally caused by smokers
  • Alleyway spike – unclear, could be from wind from Dofasco Rd. to the north, or by trucks running by on nearby Kenilworth Ave.

Wednesday June 28th Notes:

McAnulty July 4 -2.png

  • Once again, a spike near the Dofasco truck entrance/exit despite no traffic
  • Very high in spots underneath Nikola Tesla Blvd. – could be exhaust from vehicles above and truck dust getting trapped underneath the bridge. As well, wind gusts sent visible dust clouds into the air.
  • Ottawa St. near train tracks – ultra-high spike caused by train passing through and a traffic stack-up of heavy, diesel trucks as a result

Overall heat map of the area (based on my readings so far and other INHALE volunteer data:

HeatMap McAnulty July 4th.png

Some patterns noticed so far:

  • Dofasco Rd., especially near the Dofasco entrance/exit, produces very high readings.
  • Not surprisingly, Ottawa St. and Nikola Tesla Blvd. produce very high readings due to close-by industry and transport trucks.
  • Residential neighbourhoods generally don’t have awful air quality, but the closer one gets to Beach Rd. and the industry and truck traffic, the worse it tends to get.

The Crown Point area will continue to be re-monitored to get increasingly accurate spacial data.

If you’re interested in volunteering with tree inventory or air monitoring for the Trees Please project at McAnulty, or at our other site (McQuesten) check the calendars here: https://treespleasehamilton.org/

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Author: treespleasehamilton

A project of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club and Environment Hamilton. Funding by Ontario Trillium Foundation.

2 thoughts on “Air Quality Update – McAnulty II

  1. “Spacial” or spatial?

    On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 12:54 Trees Please Hamilton wrote:

    > treespleasehamilton posted: “A second complete walkthrough of the McAnulty > neighbourhood has been completed, and some patterns are beginning to take > shape. The neighbourhood is bordered by Nikola Tesla Blvd. to the north, > Barton St. to the south, Ottawa St. N. to the west, and Kenil” >

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