December 05, 2022
What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to provide an update for Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda residents. Study areas in Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda are included as one of 10 communities that are part of DEC's 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative.
Mobile air monitoring started in July 2022 in the first four of 10 areas -- the Bronx, Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda area, Capital Region, and Manhattan. The initiative will help DEC identify sources of air pollution and climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions in these communities.
At the meeting, DEC will provide an update on the progress of data collection and share examples of how emission sources can be detected with this technology, as well as explain how DEC will analyze the data for each of the pollutants. The results of the statewide initiative will be shared once data is validated at the end of the year-long effort. DEC will also discuss a proposal to create community advisory committees in each area to facilitate ongoing engagement throughout the study period.
Visit the DEC website for more information about the year-long community air monitoring initiative.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual Meeting - Link to join meeting via WebEx (leaves DEC website).
Meeting Number: 161 340 1809 Meeting Password: welcome1
Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500
For more information about the Community Air Monitoring Initiative, visit the DEC website.
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