B.C. Air Quality

Kitimat Airshed Assessment

The Province commissioned an independent assessment of the Kitimat Airshed in October 2013 to help inform regulatory and policy development for future industrial activity in the Kitimat area.

The Kitimat Airshed Assessment looked at the cumulative effects of industrial air emissions, primarily sulphur and nitrogen oxides, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment from the following:

  • Four proposed LNG facilities;
  • Rio Tinto Alcan’s existing aluminium smelter and its planned modernization;
  • A proposed oil refinery;
  • BC Hydro gas turbine powered electrical generation facilities; and
  • Predicted increased to marine shipping in Douglas Channel.
Kitimat Airshed Assessment:
» Full Report [PDF 31.6MB]
» PowerPoint Presentation [PDF 2.7MB]