QAL conducts real-time air quality monitoring in three locations in the community surrounding the refinery. The air quality monitoring instruments measure total suspended particulates (TSP), or ‘dust’, in the atmosphere. The dust can be generated by human-made sources, for example industry, traffic or road works, and natural sources such as bushfires or dust storms.
The monitoring is a requirement of our Environmental Authority and is reviewed by both QAL and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES). The monitoring station data can also be utilised to track the performance of our operations and environmental projects.
The below graphs show live air quality data currently being tracked at: