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For Release: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Media Advisory for Thursday, May 11 - Queens Community Air Monitoring Meeting

DEC to Hold Queens 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, May 11, to provide an update for Queens residents. Study areas in Queens 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 September 2022 in Queens. At the meeting, DEC staff will provide an overview of the initiative and present a preliminary review of the second quarter of air monitoring results specific to the community. The initiative will help DEC identify sources of air pollution and climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions in these communities. DEC will provide results once additional information is compiled.

When: Thursday, May 11, at 1 p.m.

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

Meeting Number: 161-308-8421 Meeting Password: VzSiaN9ps45

Call in Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500

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

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