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Monongalia County, West Virginia, among nation’s cleanest for air pollution in American Lung Association 2021 report

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown-Fairmont Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks among the nation’s cleanest cities for ozone and short-term particle air pollution in American Lung Association’s 2021 State of the Air report.

Monongalia, Marion and Harrison counties were among the nation’s cleanest for short-term particle pollution (measured over 24-hour periods) while Monongalia was among the best for ozone pollution.

This was the second year in a row for the Morgantown-Fairmont MSA and Mon County to make those lists.

The EPA Air Quality Index identifies six ranges for pollution content:good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, very unhealthy and hazardous. Being named cleanest means the cities and counties had no days of pollution categorized in the unhealthy level…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/04/21/mon-county-morgantown-fairmont-among-nations-cleanest-for-air-pollution-in-american-lung-association-2021-report/

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