A new network of high-res cameras is monitoring Pittsburgh’s air pollution in real time

Read the full story at Environmental Health News.

A new network of cameras installed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will provide live, 24-hour monitoring of visible air pollution from some of the region’s largest polluters.

Researchers say the cameras will improve residents’ and government officials’ ability to detect, monitor and document sources of visible air pollution, including “fugitive emissions”—air pollution that occurs episodically and doesn’t necessarily escape through a smokestack. The color of emissions also provides clues as to its chemical makeup and where it travels after released.

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