Air quality monitoring approved by selectmen

SHARON — Joining with area towns in an effort to monitor air quality, the Board of Selectmen voted to fund installation of equipment to do just that, at their meeting on Tuesday, March 12.

The monitor will establish base line data in advance of the completion of construction of the Cricket Valley Energy plant in Dover, N.Y.  The two-year contract will allow the town to monitor air quality once the plant begins operations next year.  The projected cost of the monitoring station is $4,500 to $5,000.

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