Sensor Location Help Page

Richmond Air Monitoring Network

What makes a good air quality sensor location?

Richmond residents and nearby communities have often reported air pollution issues at the Chevron refinery. But there are numerous other sites in the Richmond-San Pablo corridor that may be air pollution hot spots. Please use the Sensor Location Suggestion Form to suggest potential hot spots based on:

Pollution Sources

  • Industrial sites
  • Visible smoke, dust, or smog
  • Odd smells
  • Freeways, especially near congestion spots
  • Idling trucks or cars
  • Coal trains and coal terminals
  • Wood smoke
  • Diesel generators

Vulnerable Populations

  • Schools
  • Daycare centers and playgrounds
  • Senior citizen homes and elderly care centers
  • Hospitals
  • Medical recovery and treatment centers