State’s Portable Lab Tests County Pollution: Patriot News

June 14th, 2006: The Patriot News

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By Matt Miller

Excerpt: “The sky was blue, with a few high, fluffy clouds. The sun shone brightly, comfortably warming the knot of people gathered in the parking lot of Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

But the Rev. Jennifer McKenna, president of the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania, wasn’t deceived.

She knew there was trouble in the air — health-endangering gases and particles spewing from the exhausts of the thousands of trucks.

[…]McKenna applauded yesterday’s arrival of a portable laboratory truck the state Department of Environmental Protection will use to test the air and show local residents what they’re breathing.”

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