|Alaska has been working on an air toxic emission inventory as well as pursuing funding for monitoring. These technical pieces will be brought to a stakeholder group for consideration. The goal is to prioritize the air toxic program efforts, so that they can develop an air toxic program that addresses local concerns. |
The air toxics emission inventory was scoped to include Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. The inventory includes mobile sources (on-road & non-road), area sources, and point sources for these communities. Anchorage and Fairbanks were included as the two largest communities in Alaska. Juneau was selected as a smaller community, which had a variety of emission sources (marine, incineration, wood-burning). The idea was that they may be able to use Juneau estimates as a basis for beginning to look at other communities of similar size with similar pollution-emitting activities. They also had some data already collected for Juneau for other purposes as well as staff located in Juneau that could collect further data.