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For Release: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Media Advisory for Thursday, March 30

DEC to Hold Bronx Community Meeting on Progress of Statewide Air Monitoring Initiative

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 30, to provide an update for Bronx residents. Study areas in the Bronx 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.

Visit the DEC website for more information about the year-long community air monitoring initiative.

When:  Thursday, March 30, at 6. p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting Link to join meeting via WebEx (leaves DEC website).

Meeting Number: 161 000 7938 Meeting Password: PhZzn9q2tJ7

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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