UPDATE: New York State County Concerned About Air Quality
If it is not one thing, it is another! The winter weather has brought a variety of issues this year and there are still a few weeks to go until spring. However, many counties across New York State are concerned about another problem.
After the train derailment that happened in Ohio earlier this month, there has been a fear in that area that the air and water would be toxic. Officials have since updated the residents in that area and assured them things are safe.
However, there are tests still being done and fears still exist and that includes places hundreds of miles away.
Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin wants the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor air quality in the region following a train derailment in Ohio. The Department of Environmental Conservation says so far, there have been no issues with the area's air quality.
But around the Western New York are, there are also concerns. Specifically, the water supply and whether or not it is safe to use and the is it safe to drink?
Erie County is also monitoring the water to ensure that it is safe for residents to consume.
Is it too "paranoid" to think that it is better to be safe than sorry? At our house, we are making sure our kids are drinking bottled water. At least for the short term. I am not the "tin foil" hat type of guy. But when a county hundreds and hundreds of miles away is concerned about air quality, as a father of three and one on the way, I don't mind making an error on the side of caution.