Golden Air Quality October 12 to 19, 2018

Golden Air Quality Readings

October 12 to 19, 2018

Slash burning on the west bench south of Golden contributed to particulate air pollution during the second week in October 2018. Monday and Tuesday saw spikes in PM2.5 even at the town air monitoring station near the hospital.The venting index looked good when these fires were lit, however there were many slash piles lit and smoke filled the valley for a time.

Residents of the Town of Golden are reminded that to reduce neighbourhood smoke exposure, burning yard waste in backyards in town is prohibited by bylaw.