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30 August 2021, 09:08

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Department of housing and communal services of the city of Moscow

They are equipped with modern equipment that allows you to control the content of suspended particles in the air with a size of less than 2.5 micrometers.

In the near Moscow region, 15 automatic air pollution control stations have been installed. This was done as part of the creation of a unified system of environmental monitoring of Moscow and the Moscow region, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for housing and communal services and improvement Peter Biryukov

“The creation of a unified system will ensure the comparability of environmental monitoring data in Moscow and the region, and prevent the emergence of conflicting information on environmental pollution,” he said.

Five stations have already started operation, the rest will be launched in the near future. According to the deputy mayor, the stations are highly reliable. This will allow timely detection of pollution that can have a negative impact on the environmental situation in the capital.

“Each facility is equipped with the latest equipment to control the content of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and dioxide, the amount of hydrocarbon compounds, hydrogen sulfide,” said Pyotr Biryukov. – They are able to monitor the content of suspended particles in the air less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). They are recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most dangerous pollutants. “

Now the Moscow monitoring system includes 56 automatic stations for monitoring air pollution in the city, three mobile environmental laboratories and an analytical laboratory accredited to analyze more than 120 substances in the air. You can track the amount of nitrogen oxide, carbon or methane in the air online on the site Mosekomonitoring.

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