The Kings Park Civic Association, as part of the Community Air Screen Program has begun to gather air samples to be sent to the Department of Environmental Conservation which will be analyzed for toxins, according to a report on the Times of Smithtown.
Residents in the area have said they are subjected to foul odors and are concerned that they may be toxic.
Patch reported in July that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) selected 23 applicants from communities across the state to conduct air sampling to help identify and address local air quality concerns, including three from three from the Kings Park/Commack area.
San Remo Civic Association along with Kings Park and Commack will be part of the study.
According to the DEC, a total of 60 samples will be collected in the program, which will run for about a year. If air toxins are detected above levels of concern, additional testing will be done and DEC staff will determine possible sources of pollution and ways to reduce it.
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