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Precautionary air quality advisory lifted for city of Edmonton, and communities north and east of Edmonton

September 22, 2013

EDMONTON– Alberta Health Services has lifted the precautionary air quality advisory issued September 21, 2013, for the city of Edmonton, as well as communities north and east of Edmonton.

Monitoring indicates air quality in the city of Edmonton is no longer being impacted by the temporary power outage that caused flare-ups at the “Refinery Row” area.

As weather patterns change over the next several days, the air quality may fluctuate and area residents are encouraged to routinely monitor air quality conditions. Information about the air quality in many areas of the Edmonton Zone is updated hourly on the Alberta Environment Air Quality Website: Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-247-7333.

Residents with health concerns can contact Health Link Alberta to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.8 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.