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Albany's South End Neighborhood Air Quality Initiative

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A date has been selected for a presentation to the community on DEC's air quality study. Also, hear from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) on a health outcome review they conducted in the neighborhood.

5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Ezra Prentice Community Room
625 South Pearl Street, Albany NY

The evening will begin with an informal information session from 5 - 6 p.m. The information session will be staffed with researchers from both DEC and DOH as well as staff from the Albany County Health Department. Come early and ask the researchers questions. A formal presentation begins at 6:00 pm, with time for more questions afterward.

A second meeting will be held in November for those who are unable to attend the Oct. 21 meeting.

DEC and You - Working Together for Cleaner Air

Air monitoring station located at Ezra Prentice in Albany
Environmental artwork produced by local youths on
the fixed monitoring station at Ezra Prentice homes

Residents in Albany's South End have expressed concern about air quality in their neighborhood. DEC takes these concerns seriously and is committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers have healthy air to breathe. This is especially true for those who live, work and play close to potential sources of pollution. The air quality near port communities like Albany's South End is impacted by trucks, trains, marine vessels, cargo handling equipment, oil and gas storage, and industrial facilities handling petroleum products. DEC partnered with the community study and to better understand the nature of these sources in their neighborhood and to address the community's concerns.

Learn More About the Initiative

Community Air Quality Study

Learn more about the air quality monitoring taking place in Albany South End.

A smoking diesel truck getting inspected

Facility and Vehicle Inspections

More about vehicle and facility inspections in and around the South End.


Learn about DEC's screening assessment to look for sources of odors in the Port of Albany.

A DEC staff member working with STEP students

Updating the Community

View presentations from community meetings and find responses to questions asked about the study.

More about Albany's South End Neighborhood Air Quality Initiative:

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