State to Monitor Air Closer to Downtown Carlisle: Sentinel News

March 8, 2007: The Sentinel News

State to Monitor Air Closer to Downtown Carlisle

by David Blymire

Excerpt: A year-long air pollution monitoring station in the west end of Carlisle will fill a void in what is known about the area’s air quality, state officials and activists say.

State officials have identified a site on private property along Walnut Street where a new monitoring station will measure fine particulate matter, a type of air pollution resulting from auto and truck emissions, factories and other sources that can lodge deeply inside the lungs, state officials said.

News of the announcement was hailed by the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania, whose members worked with DEP officials to identify the location.

“I’m really thankful for DEP’s responsiveness,” said President Jennifer McKenna. “We asked for this last year. We’re really trying to distinguished the toxic nature of diesel particulate matter, which is more toxic than other particulate matter.”

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