Statement from Hounslow Council on reports of elevated pollution levels at Boston Manor Park

Statement on elevated pollution levels at Boston Manor Park

Published: Tuesday, 4th June 2019

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"It has come to our attention that the Air Quality England website reported high levels of pollutant particles at Boston Manor Park in Brentford over the weekend and on Monday 3 June. We are advised that this is likely due to the large-scale set-up for the Junction 2 music event, taking place on the 7-8 June. Organisers have been using power generators and heavy goods vehicles to set up for the event, giving rise to large-scale dust. Particulate matter pollution was measured at one of the borough’s air monitoring station located close to Boston Manor Park.

“We would advise that residents avoid the area of Boston Manor Park where the work is taking place while particulate matter levels are at a high level.

“However, the current rainfall in the borough will remedy much of the increased pollution since it washes away particulate matter and can also wash out pollutants that are dissolvable”

“You can receive air quality alerts by signing up to our free airTEXT service, which sends alerts via SMS text, voicemail message or email when pollution levels are higher than normal for Hounslow. The website provides air quality, UV, pollen and temperature forecasts for the Borough, warns if high pollution is forecast, and provides health advice.

For further information and to sign up please see: http://www.airtext.info or text ‘AirTEXT Hounslow’ to 78070” 

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