Vancouver gets new air monitoring vehicle

By on April 17, 2013
Mobile Air Monitoring Unit (Credit: Metro Vancouver)

A new air monitoring vehicle was recently delivered to the city of Vancouver with praise and skepticism from metropolitan residents, according to The Province.

The vehicle, known as the Mobile Air Monitoring Unit, is loaded with sensors which will monitor air quality.  The city wants to monitor particulates in the air from coal, diesel and oil tankers.

Data collected by the truck transmits to the city hall.

Some citizens are happy to have a new mobile air monitoring station that will supplement the city’s 26 stationary monitoring stations. However, many citizens criticized the loaded Ford F-450’s price tag of more than $280,000.

Image: Mobile Air Monitoring Unit (Credit: Metro Vancouver)

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