Air quality in Limoilou: the results of the eight measuring stations will be known in March

Air quality in Limoilou: the results of the eight measuring stations will be known in March

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The sampling campaign to identify the source of pollutants in the air of Limoilou has been officially launched since October 14. The results will be unveiled a little later than expected, next spring.  

The City of Quebec confirmed, during a press briefing Thursday morning, that the sampling campaign will take place until December 9. 

An independent firm will be selected shortly to analyze the results. A report is expected in March 2023. Last June, the City hoped to be able to deliver data by the end of the year. “It's taking a little longer than expected,” agreed Mayor Bruno Marchand, preferring to unveil a full report in the spring rather than a partial report within the announced deadlines 

The implementation of such a network of eight measurement stations, on such a small territory, is “unique in Quebec”, said Mayor Bruno Marchand, proud to have obtained the collaboration of many major partners, such as the Port of Quebec and the Ministry of the Environment. 

The establishment of the stations, in such a short time since the announcement last June, is even a “feat”, according to the CEO du Port, Mario Girard. 

“Today, we reached a second important milestone in the future (…) It took a tour de force, it took a lot of magic and genius on the part of our teams”, explained Mayor Marchand, acknowledging nevertheless that the deadline announced last June was a little too ambitious. 

“If we are not ambitious, we go less far, less quickly…I am very satisfied with what we deliver. Citizens can be reassured: the data will be public and we will work to identify the sources to stop them. » 

More details to come.