Fairbanks - Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
Summary: A small portion of the Fairbanks North Star Borough (refer to map), including the City of Fairbanks and the City of North Pole, was designated as a PM2.5 non-attainment area in December 2009. These areas exceeded the health based 24 hour exposure limit of 35 micrograms/cubic meter for particulate matter.
Local emissions contributing to particulate pollution, identified by analysis, include woodstoves, distillate oil, industrial sources, and mobile emissions. The main concern with PM2.5 emissions is primarily during the winter months (October through March) when extremely strong temperature inversions are frequent.
Non-Attainment Plan (SIP)
Current Air Quality Conditions
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Air Pollution in Alaska
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