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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Releases Details on Ongoing Air Quality Study
August 8, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) recently announced that its long-term Marcellus air sampling study in southwestern Pennsylvania will continue for the remainder of the 2013 year. PADEP also released a guidance document which gives detailed information on the study, including its sampling design and methods of analysis for data collected. The sampling will include ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen sulfide, methane and various volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants. A final report is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2014.