Mid-Hudson News: Sullivan County has no air monitoring equipment

MONTICELLO – Sullivan County is the only county in the region that does not have monitoring devices for ozone or air particles.

That is of concern to the American Lung Association whose vice president of the New York Chapter, Michael Seilback, says some form of machinery is needed there.

"They don't have a monitor for either pollutant," he said. "The other counties in the Hudson Valley, most of them have for ozone, but not all of them have for particle pollution. So, obviously we wish we would have more of both of those."

In the Hudson Valley, most counties have ozone monitoring devices, but only Orange and Westchester have particle monitoring equipment.