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From March 26, 2020 - April 29, 2020 Mecklenburg County was under a local Stay at Home Order. During this time period, interstate (I-77 & I-277) vehicle traffic decreased by approximately 40%. Mecklenburg County Air Quality analyzed ambient air quality data collected during that time period to determine if air pollution concentrations also decreased. Results of the analysis are as follows:
Concentrations of fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone were all lower than average.
Near-road monitoring stations measured greater decreases in fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide than area-wide monitoring stations.
Ozone concentrations were lower than what would have been expected based on the meteorological conditions during this time period.
Learn more about Mecklenburg County's Air Quality Monitoring Program and view local data.
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GRADE (Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines) has helped scores of companies in the Charlotte region replace old equipment with lower pollution models. One successful partnership is with Piedmont Airlines, which has replaced over 75% of their ground-support equipment fleet with all-electric equipment, much of which was supported by GRADE funds. Discover how your business can get clean and save green on the GRADE homepage.
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