Drax Plume Plotter
Drax power station plume
at 17:50 on Wed, 30 Nov 2022
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The map shows the (predicted) current state of pollution from the power station at Selby, North Yorkshire.

The red line shows wind direction. Green rings show distance (km). Colours show concentration of particulates PM10 at ground level. Maximum: 340 pg/m3. This is the concentration at the location that is most polluted by the plume.

CO2 emission rate: 469 kg/s. This is approximately 237 m3/s: enough to fill 1708 typical houses every hour.

Breakdown of pollutants at most polluted location (green = background, red = added by plume):

Oxides of nitrogen
Particulates PM10
Sulphur Dioxide

Oxides of nitrogen
Particulates PM10
Sulphur Dioxide

Concentration
per m3
Background
(annual mean)
Plume
Oxides of nitrogen16.8 µg4.86 ng(0%)
Particulates PM1014 µg340 pg(0%)
Sulphur Dioxide2.3 µg2.73 ng(0%)

The emission rates were reported at 17:50 on Wed, 30 Nov 2022.

As well as the toxic pollutants in the plume, carbon dioxide (CO2) is currently being emitted at a rate of 469 kilograms per second. (How is this calculated?)

Each hour this is 1688 tonnes, equivalent to a volume of approximately 853751 cubic metres, which is enough to fill 1708 typical houses.

See here for an explanation of how these CO2 emissions are accounted for.

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Latest source data
Power generation: 2009 MW (52%)
Data from Drax.
Latest weather data
Wind 3.4 mph (1.5 m/s) from 120°. Cloud cover: 10/10. Temp: 6°C. Pressure: 1028 mb. Data from Doncaster Sheffield airport at 17:50.