Ecosystem Sites, Volatile Organic Compounds, Oil Sands Region

Monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOC) was initiated by Environment and Climate Change Canada at the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) Air Monitoring Station (AMS) 1 – Bertha Ganter, in Fort McKay, Alberta in October 2011. The VOC that are currently being measured at AMS 1 are benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m,p-xylenes, and o-xylene (BTEX). The measurements are being made at a higher time resolution than was previously available, fulfilling an identified gap within the existing air monitoring network.

The first full year of data (2014) have been validated and are available on the Portal. All of the validated 2014 BTEX maximum hourly concentrations are below the hourly Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives (AAAQOs). The annual mean benzene level (2014) is also below the annual AAAQO for benzene. The data from 2011-2013 are undergoing quality control and will be made available.



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