BUFFALO, N.Y.- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning a year-long study investigating the air quality of neighborhoods near the Peace Bridge.
On Monday, residents attended a community meeting to discuss the study, and found out they will be involved with collecting samples. The study will look at periods of high traffic congestion on the bridge, such as holidays and Bills and Sabres games.
Residents have long complained about the congestion, saying it creates high pollution levels and leads to cases of respiratory illness.
"We understand people are concerned, hopefully everything we and others do will improve the neighborhood and make it a better place to live," Randi Walker, a scientist with the DEC said Monday.