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For Release: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Media Advisory for Thursday, May 18 - Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle Community Air Monitoring Meeting

DEC to Hold Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle 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 18, to provide an update for Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle residents. The study areas in Westchester County 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 Mount Vernon/Yonkers/New Rochelle. 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 18, at 6 p.m.

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

Meeting Number: 161-880-9723 Meeting Password: R3AirMonitor

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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