Environment

Testing Facilities

The testing facilities and lab were dismantled by the University of Louisville  in 2013 and are no longer operational.

Currently, the WJCCTF has no testing facilities in operation, however the Metro Louisville Air Pollution Control District provides limited air quality monitoring.

The Ernst Hall at the University of Louisville housed the Air Quality Monitoring Lab.

The lab was run by John Metaxas, a 20+ year veteran in chemical testing.

Small, stainless steel cylinders were placed in chosen sites to collect air samples. These samples were then be taken back to the lab for analysis.

The cylinders contained a representative sample of the air in the area tested. Several samples were obtained to ensure accurate results.

The samples were analyzed by a gas chromatograph for 82 different chemicals that are released by industry, mobile source and other human activity.

The chemicals being assessed were those identified as potentially being in the community, and of concern to environmental quality and public health.

Note: We split samples to assure the accuracy of our results with the US EPA lab in Athens, GA, and the state DEP lab in Frankfort, KY.

The WJCCTF meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., at the NIA Center.

 

Map

Nia Center on 2900 West Broadway St.
Suite 218
Louisville, KY 40211
Tel: 502-548-9042 |
Email: wjcctf.lou@gmail.com

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