PSU has released their study of ambient (airborne) metal pollutants in the Cully neighborhood from testing done last summer. The good news is that lead levels are low, as are cadmium and nickel. There are elevated arsenic levels, but we have a good bit of native arsenic in our soil environment already.
Thank you to the neighbors who so graciously housed the monitoring equipment, the student scientists at PSU, Dr. Linda George, and Neighbors for Clean Air for making this happen.
To anyone who has lived in or visited the Cully neighborhood, the strange odors are still here: sulfur compounds and diesel PM and other fuel odors.
Next Wednesday, June 27, from 6-7 pm., we will be meeting to discuss how we want to work with DEQ regarding re-permiting the pollution releases from Owens-Brockway. Drop me a line if you want the meeting location.
Step-by-step, the air quality is improving, but we have a ways to go. In the meantime, please look over the attached file.