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DEP Finds Air Quality Around Schools to be Safe

Friday, February 27, 2009


HARRISBURG (Feb. 27) – The Department of Environmental Protection today reported it found no unsafe levels of air pollutants or metals after extensively examining air quality samples taken recently near four Pennsylvania schools.

Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said that the results of DEP’s in-depth monitoring refute reports by USA Today in December 2008 that relied only on a “snapshot” measurement approach at three of the schools. DEP sampled the air at a fourth school at the request of district officials.

Read the resthere. (Also follow that link for PDFs to area-specific studies).