Air reading fault again

The Environment Protection Authority has published incorrect air quality readings for the second time in a fortnight, after monitoring for fine particulate matter hit ‘very poor’ levels overnight.

Over the weekend EPA monitoring stations recorded poor visibility readings across the Valley, believed to have been caused by planned burn off activity in the region.

However PM 2.5 levels at the ‘Morwell South’ monitoring station on the EPA website hit ‘very poor’ at 11pm last night, and continued at this level until after 6am this morning.

This morning the EPA released a statement declaring this reading was inaccurate, and was due to a piece of faulty equipment, stating the reading would be removed from the website as soon as possible.