TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A citizen science project monitoring pollution in western New York is featured in a new Environmental Protection Agency video.
The video highlights the role citizen science has played in raising awareness about pollution from the Tonawanda Coke Corp. facility in northern Erie County. EPA has posted it to its national YouTube channel as part of a larger project highlighting the work of volunteers who collect data about their local environment.
Judith Enck, EPA's regional administrator, says projects like the one in Tonawanda have been very successful in expanding scientific knowledge, raising public awareness and prompting action.
The Tonawanda project spurred the EPA and state Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate and take action that dramatically decreased harmful pollution.
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