WHILE Bathurst residents were notified of poor air quality on Wednesday, there was a good reason why Orange residents were not.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has built an air quality monitoring station at Jaeger Reserve between Hill and Clinton streets, near the croquet field.
However, an OEH spokeswoman said it was not yet operational.
“The new station has been undergoing final instrument commissioning and data validation checks. OEH is looking to make the station live as soon as possible," she said.
Once commissioned, hourly air quality readings will be available from the OEH website.
Residents woke to a think haze of dust on Wednesday morning and Bathurst’s PM10 reading at 7am for particles in the air of less than 10 micrometers in diameter was 175.
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