Air around eastern Ky. schools to be monitored - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Air around eastern Ky. schools to be monitored

The air around three eastern Kentucky schools will be monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a national program in 22 states.

Monitoring equipment has been set up at three elementary schools in Ashland, where the EPA will monitor the air for toxic chemicals for 60 days.

The Ashland Daily Independent reports that the Kentucky Division of Air Quality won't give a schedule of exactly when the monitoring will begin so polluters can't change schedules and skew the results.

The EPA is monitoring the air at 62 schools in 22 states, including Kentucky. The agency is working with state and local officials to begin the monitoring at the selected schools within three months.

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