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October 12, 2012

Clean Air Coalition opens photography exhibit

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The exhibit is part of a yearlong effort, the Care Program, that was kicked off in January. 

The Care Program is funded through the EPA and is a broad assessment of the challenges Tonawanda faces in terms of health. 

The assessment includes air testing, focus groups and one-on-one interviews with residents about what worries them. 

At the beg of Jan., the organization is holding two community meetings to identify the five most important issues in the area. Residents can vote on the issues and then, the top five will be presented to the EPA.

Then, the Clean Air Coalition will work to remedy those five problems. 

Newberry also told the crowd about a rally the organization will be holding Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Department of Environmental Conservation downtown. The rally will protest the extension of Tonawanda Coke’s operating permit.

“EPA’s reforms have not taken hold there,” Newberry said. “This is just the beginning.” 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.

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