Drax Plume Plotter
Drax power station plume
at 22:50 on Mon, 08 Aug 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: 160 pg/m3. This is the concentration at the location that is most polluted by the plume.

CO2 emission rate: 459 kg/s. This is approximately 232 m3/s: enough to fill 1673 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 µg2.29 ng(0%)
Particulates PM1014 µg160 pg(0%)
Sulphur Dioxide2.3 µg1.29 ng(0%)

The emission rates were reported at 22:50 on Mon, 08 Aug 2022.

As well as the toxic pollutants in the plume, carbon dioxide (CO2) is currently being emitted at a rate of 459 kilograms per second. (How is this calculated?)

Each hour this is 1653 tonnes, equivalent to a volume of approximately 836328 cubic metres, which is enough to fill 1673 typical houses.

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

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Latest source data
Power generation: 1968 MW (51%)
Data from Drax.
Latest weather data
Wind 6.9 mph (3.1 m/s) from 330°. Cloud cover: 0/10. Temp: 19°C. Pressure: 1029 mb. Data from Doncaster Sheffield airport at 22:50.