Air Quality

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In June of 2015, IUP faculty and students led by Dr. John Bradshaw (Physics) began air quality measurements in the vicinity of four fracking pads around Beaver Run Reservoir. Additionally, they monitor air quality near the natural gas compressor station.

The results of the field measurements are analyzed at IUP for methane concentration and EPA-regulated compressor gases. The results are reported quarterly to MAWC managers and presented annually at the MAWC Source Water Protection (SWP) meeting, usually held in July or August.

PDF files of the SWP meeting air quality reports starting in 2014 are available below.

2014 IUP AQ Report 07-29-2014r

2015 IUP AQ Report 08-7-2015r

2016 IUP AQ Report 08-24-2016r