Tauranga council to test air quality

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The council building from Willow St. Photo/John Borren
The council building from Willow St. Photo/John Borren

Tauranga City Council will be carrying out air quality testing in the Tauranga City library tomorrow.

The library will remain open throughout the day, as customer and staff access will not be affected.

Small cylinders will be placed in several areas throughout the library. The cylinders test for a broad range of compounds that may be found in an indoor environment.

Contractors will install the cylinders before the library opens, and they'll be in place for the rest of the day.

Council staff expect to receive the test results from the library around three weeks after the sampling is completed.

The tests are being carried out as part of the council's ongoing testing schedule since toxic mould was discovered in our civic campus buildings in late 2014.

Contractors have been conducting regular air tests, and periodically testing for mould, throughout the civic campus buildings since then. To date, all subsequent results have shown nothing unusual or unacceptable.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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