NY picks 23 groups to do citizen air sampling | News
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Conservation has selected 23 community organizations to do sampling to help identify and address local air quality concerns.
Participants will use Environmental Protection Agency-approved canisters to collect air samples for an hour. The DEC will analyze the samples for pollutants. If toxic pollutants are found, DEC will conduct additional testing, determine the source of pollution and look at ways to reduce it.
The new Community Air Screen Program was launched this spring with funding from the EPA. The DEC invited applicants and chose 23 based on their location, air quality concerns, and details of their sampling plan.
DEC has information about the program on its website.
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