Arvin suffers from some of the worst air quality in the entire US. This project will provide continuous air quality information at the neighborhood scale in Arvin; California and engage and educate the community about local air quality concerns. Up to five (5) air quality sensors will be installed throughout the community. The sensors will measure concentrations of air quality pollutants including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3); and other potential gases such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). These sensors will continuously transmit air quality data that will be displayed on a website open to the public. This website will show current and past air quality data gathered by the sensors and display contours of pollution concentrations and risk levels over a map of Arvin. Community members will be engaged through public meetings; which will present the monitoring and visualization system; how it works and can be used to report to the Kern Environmental Enforcement Network (KEEN); and summarize any data that has been generated from the sensors.
Central California Environmental Justice Network
Arvin Air Quality Monitoring and Visualization System
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2016
Toxics/Environmental Health and Justice