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DEC addresses air quality in Albany South End

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 22, 2019 02:15 PM
Created: October 21, 2019 11:48 AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the findings of an air quality study in Albany’s South End.

The study was launched two years ago to assess potential emissions issues near the Ezra Prentice Homes.

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The study found trucks were more to blame for the polluted air in the area than trains.

The governor says now that the study has pinpointed the problem, the state can work on finding solutions, both short term and long term.

The Department of Health was also involved in the study, which is the first of its kind in the state. It found rates of respiratory problems, including asthma, acute bronchitis, and pulmonary disease were higher in the South End than other parts of the city.

Hear the mayor, the DEC commissioner, and a concerned resident discuss their concerns, by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.


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