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February 17, 2014

DEC proposal to reduce air monitoring devices raising worries with local group

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “My first reaction is that we look forward to reading the reports in great detail and seeing if their plans make sense for the community we work with,” she said. “It does appear that it will be working to limit monitoring and that’s exactly what our community doesn’t want. It seems counterintuitive. Air monitoring has a really important role in making the community and works safe.” 

Requests for interviews with DEC officials on Friday were not immediately answered, but Martens’ statement said air monitoring policies have not been updated since 1992, and the focus of any potential policy change would give his outfit more leeway in determining criteria for the use of air monitors. 

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