New air station south of Rock Springs in operation
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – State regulators have begun operating an air quality monitoring station in a gas field south of Rock Springs.
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says the monitoring station in the Hiawatha Gas Field is solar and wind powered.
The station will check for ozone gas, which has been a recurring problem during the winter in the Upper Green River Basin north of Rock Springs. The station also will monitor temperature, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, relative humidity and sunlight.
The station cost $190,000 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency covered about three-quarters of that cost.