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Kalamazoo will get special air quality monitoring from the state next year | WKZO | Everything Kalamazoo

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KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – The city of Kalamazoo is among several locations in Michigan that will receive special or enhanced air quality monitoring next year as part of the state’s plans to track air pollution across Michigan.

Michigan’s 2025 air monitoring plans include special sampling for six months in Kalamazoo and Flint, as well as enhanced ozone monitoring in the Netherlands. That area was chosen because it often does not meet federal air quality standards.

The Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy says the monitoring will ensure air quality standards are met, identify pollution trends and
support air pollution forecasting.

They are also seeking public comments on their plans to change elements of the Michigan ambient air monitoring network. The system includes 45 sites across the state with more than 100 monitors that collect data on pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead and particulate matter in the air.