Neighbors may have solution to pollution

Neighbors think they may have a solution to pollution problems around the Peace Bridge.

They are met Thursday, along with members of the Clean Air Coalition, to unveil a list of 10 actions policy makers can take to immediately improve the air quality around the crossing.

Clean Air organizer Natasha Soto said, “Planting trees, increasing staffing at the Customs border, making sure that our anti-idling laws are being enforced, both on the plaza and outside the plaza because trucks, you know, pull off the plaza and sit there waiting for traffic to alleviate.”

Neighbors have long felt fumes from all the diesel trucks waiting around the bridge have been making them sick.

The DEC did do some air quality testing around the area last year. It found the results were consistent with other levels in the city and met federal health standards. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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