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City Announces Church Street Waste Transfer Station Air Quality Study

Post Date:04/22/2019 11:18 AM

GarbageTruck_webThe City of Evanston has announced the start of a six-month study to monitor and evaluate air quality surrounding the Church Street Waste Transfer Station, located at 1711 Church St., in Evanston.

The study will be conducted by RHP Risk Management, LLC and is funded by a settlement with transfer station operator Advanced Disposal. In addition to monitoring air quality, the study will include a 30-day traffic evaluation to better understand how traffic patterns may impact air quality in the area.

The City invites community members to learn more about the study at a kickoff meeting on Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St. RHP Risk Management, 2nd Ward Ald. Peter Braithwaite, 5th Ward Ald. Robin Rue Simmons and City staff will share information about the study, including the project timeline, sensor locations and more.

The City does not currently have localized data on air quality. This study will be the first attempt to categorize and understand air quality within a specific area of Evanston and to identify the presence and source of any potential contaminants.

Community members can find information about the study and subscribe to updates at cityofevanston.org/transferstation. For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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