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Completed 2017-18 CAS Program Reports

Each report details the results and contains an explanation of the methods used to evaluate the samples. For information purposes, three technical appendices accompany each report to provide details about air toxics in New York State.

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Results Summaries

Highlights for each community are provided.

Table 1. Participants Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds
(TO-15 Method)
County Location # of
Samples
Collected
# of Toxic
Pollutants
Detected*
Albany Town of Coeymans 5 23
Albany Cohoes Community 4 28
Essex Keeseville Community 2 25
Kings Williamsburg-Bushwick Community 4 26
Onondaga City of Syracuse 5 26
Suffolk Brookhaven Community 4 26
Suffolk Dix Hills Community 4 27
Seneca Town of Seneca Falls 2 29
Tioga Village of Owego 4 30
Westchester Peekskill Community 4 28

* all of the toxic air pollutants detected were below the short-term, health-based air concentration values

Table 2. Participants Sampling for Formaldehyde
(TO-11a Method)
County Community # of
Samples
Collected
Seneca Seneca Falls 7

Albany County - Town of Coeymans

Five air samples were collected in the Town of Coeymans. Twenty-three toxic air pollutants were detected. Two pollutants were found at concentrations higher than commonly found in the air toxics monitoring network but below short-term and long-term, health-based air concentration values. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Albany County - Cohoes Community

Four air samples were collected in the city of Cohoes near the Norlite Facility. Twenty-eight toxic air pollutants were detected. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Essex County - Keeseville Community

Two air samples were collected in the Keeseville community. Twenty-five toxic air pollutants were detected. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Kings County - Williamsburg-Bushwick Community

Four air samples were collected in the Williamsburg-Bushwick community. Twenty-six toxic air pollutants were detected. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Onondaga County - City of Syracuse

Five air samples were collected in the City of Syracuse along Interstate-81. Twenty-six toxic air pollutants were detected. The applicant plans to use the results for baseline measurements of air toxics if the elevation of Interstate-81 is changed in the near future. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Suffolk County - Brookhaven Village Association

Four air samples were collected in the Brookhaven community, around the Brookhaven Landfill. The samples were collected downwind of the landfill and outside of periods of high traffic along nearby major roads such as State Highway 27. Twenty-six toxic air pollutants were detected. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Suffolk County - Dix Hills Community

Four air samples were collected in the Dix Hills community. Twenty-seven toxic air pollutants were detected. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Seneca County - Town of Seneca Falls

Air samples were collected near the Seneca Meadows Landfill and the Seneca Energy Facility. Two air samples were collected for analysis of volatile organic compounds and 29 pollutants were reliably detected. Seven air samples were collected using an air pump fitted with an absorbent sampling media which was analyzed for formaldehyde. All formaldehyde results were within the range found in other rural areas of the State. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Tioga County - Village of Owego

Four air samples were collected in the Village of Owego at a park adjacent to a metal recycling facility. Thirty toxic air pollutants were detected. Most of the results were similar to concentrations found in DEC's ambient air monitoring network but the results for seven pollutants were unusual. As a follow-up, staff conducted a site inspection at the metal recycling facility on February 7, 2019, to better understand operations and sources of air toxins at this facility. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).

Westchester County - Peekskill Community

Four air samples were collected in the city of Peekskill. Twenty-eight toxic air pollutants were detected. For additional information, download the complete report (PDF).