Air quality

ASPA (Association for the Surveillance and Study of Atmospheric Pollution in Alsace), monitors and studies the air quality in Alsace. Its four-party Board of Directors includes representatives from the State, local authorities, main emitters of pollutants in Alsace and environmental and consumer protection organisations and qualified people.

As part of its commitment to support the action and research carried out by ASPA, the Airport joined the organisation as an emitter following a decision of the Board of Directors of ASPA of 10 May 2001.
The close partnership between ASPA and the airport particularly resulted in the performance of special studies on the site and in the vicinity of the airport from 2000.

Air quality measurement runs

In order to begin implementation of the assessment programme, the CCI of Strasbourg and of the Bas-Rhin requested the ASPA to conduct a summer assessment campaign in 2000.

In the conclusion of ASPA report no. 01073101-I-D, titled “Characterisation of the air quality in the zone of the Strasbourg Airport” presenting the findings of these assessment campaigns, the ASPA recommends “orienting air-quality monitoring more towards periodical assessments (assessment campaigns) than continuous assessments (fixed stations)”.

In substance, the different reports (available below) stress that airport activity has a limited influence on the surrounding villages and that regulatory values were not exceeded during the measurement campaign.

Characterisation of air quality in the area of Strasbourg Airport

Inventory of the sources of atmospheric discharge

The airport has appointed ASPA and CITEPA (Industry Technical Centre for the Study of Atmospheric Pollution) to list the fixed and mobile sources of atmospheric emissions located on the airport site.

This was the first time that an airport in France had requested an air quality monitoring organisation to perform such a study, which took place over several months.
The results highlight that the two main sources of emission are road transport and the use of equipment in the reserved zone and that the share of the airport in the overall emissions measured in the area and the surrounding villages is small (0 to 6%) in comparison with total emissions in the surrounding area including the municipalities of Entzheim, Holtzheim, Duppigheim, Innenheim, Lingolsheim, Geispolsheim, Blaesheim and Duttlenheim.

Inventory of the sources of atmospheric discharge

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Environment Department
Aéroport de Strasbourg
Tél : 00 33 3 88 64 73 04

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