Ambient Air Sampling at Jordan Sands Has Been Completed
Mankato, Minn-October 16, 2017- Jordan Sands is pleased to announce the successful completion of the voluntary air monitoring program it has participated in since inception.
The company initiated the air monitoring program in August of 2014 in accordance with guidelines established by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. “Measuring the amount of respirable dust and what that air consists of was a requirement that was performed on a very regular and consistent basis. Our adherence to compliance on this aspect was a top priority”, says Kellie Dirksen, Jordan Sands Compliance and Office Administrator. “In thirty-five consecutive months of testing, there were 265 sampling days which generated 1,252 individual air samples. These were sent to third party laboratories for analysis”. added Dirksen. The samples were tested for concentrations of TSP, PM10, PM2.5 and PM4silica (Quartz, Cristobalite, and Tridymite) in the respirable dust.
“We are extremely pleased with these results”, said Bret Skilbred, Jordan Sands Vice President. “To have such a large number of both sampling days and samples all fall well within, both national primary standards set by the EPA, and the state primary standards set by the MPCA is a gratifying result of our focus on running a safe and healthy operation for our employees, customers, and community.”