Audits Find Problems with Air Monitoring

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal audit and a new state audit have detected problems in how the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District monitors particulates and ozone.

The Courier-Journal cited the reports, which were made public Monday, as another piece of evidence showing that the district that has been failing to meet requirements that it accurately track levels of air pollution blamed for contributing to lung and heart problems.

The Environmental Protection Agency's audit found flaws with the agency's particulate monitoring program, which confirmed earlier findings by state officials.

A second audit by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality also noted several issues and recommends "numerous hours of ozone data be invalidated."

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