The Prince Rupert airshed can safely accommodate emissions from new industrial development with proper management, according to an independent science-based study released today.
The Prince Rupert Airshed Study examined the potential effects of industrial air emissions, including nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and fine particulate matter on both human health and the environment.
Several scenarios were examined including:
- Six proposed LNG terminals ;
- Existing and proposed Prince Rupert Port Authority development;
- Gas turbine powered electrical generation facilities; and
- Related rail and marine transportation
The results of the study show any potential impacts from emissions will be manageable through the permitting and regulatory processes and will not significantly affect the health of residents or the environment.
The Province, along with industry, will continue to monitor air, water, soil and vegetation to ensure these valuable resources are protected.
The study, funded by the Province, was reviewed by agencies across government, health authorities, First Nations and other key stakeholders.
The full report can be found at: http://www.bcairquality.ca/airsheds/princerupert-airshed-study.html