Truck Company Helps Pay for Pollution Monitor: Central Penn Business Monitor

May 30, 2007

Central Penn Business Journal

by Jim T. Ryan

Keen Transport Co. donated $7,500 to the Unitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley for the purchase of a portable air-quality monitor. Keen Transport Co., based in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County, donated $7,500 to the Unitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley (UUCV) for the purchase of a portable air-quality monitor.

The monitor, which records the levels of soot in the air, will be moved around the county to look for pollution hotspots, said Duane Fickeisen, UUCV pastor and a member of the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania. The monitor will also be used for public education purposes at events. Air monitors cost upward of $15,000. The UUCV is in South Middleton Township.

Central Pennsylvania has registered high levels of soot pollution, which comes from truck, automobile and factory emissions. Cumberland County is home to a concentration of trucking and logistics firms, as well as the intersection of Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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