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Media Advisory: Ribbon Cutting For New Air Quality Monitoring Station Set For Jan. 29
Media Are Invited To Attend

Media Release
For Immediate Release
www.washoecounty.us/health

Contact: Scott Oxarart
soxarart@washoecounty.us
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021

Reno, Nev. Jan. 27, 2020. The Washoe County Health District - Air Quality Management Division is hosting a ribbon-cutting event for its new air monitoring station at 11 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2020 at Libby Booth Elementary School. Media and the public are invited to attend.

Who: The Washoe County Health District – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD), in partnership with Libby Booth Elementary School and the Washoe County School District

What: A ribbon-cutting event for the newest air monitoring station, which features state-of-the-art equipment that collects the region’s air quality data to ensure that it meets state and federal ambient air quality standards.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at 11 a.m.; Media interviews and tours available afterward

Why: The station replaces the one at 301A State St. in Reno.

Where: Libby Booth Elementary School, 1450 Stewart St, Reno, NV 89502

Parking: The station is located at the northwest corner of the property. Street parking is available near the site on Stewart Street. Click here for map

Background: The new station at Libby Booth Elementary School tracks more than 15 air quality parameters, including ozone, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter such as dust, soot and unburned fuel. The ambient air quality data is tracked 24-7 in compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Officials at the Health District and School District are planning for future educational tours and activities with Libby Booth students to teach them basics in air quality.

The Libby Booth site is one of seven in Washoe County that track air quality data. You can see the air quality information from those sites here.

AQMD, one of five divisions within the Health District, implements clean air solutions that protect the quality of life for the citizens of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. Through community partnerships, we provide programs and services such as air monitoring, permitting and compliance, planning, and public education.

MEDIA: Interviews and tours at the new monitoring station will be available after the ribbon-cutting event. Contact Communications Manager Scott Oxarart at 775-328-2414 or soxarart@washoecounty.us with any questions.

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