Mon Valley pollution watches and warnings discussed by county board of health

Allegheny County's Board of Health has heard more about proposed changes in rules for the "Mon Valley Air Pollution Mitigation Plan." The changes would include setting up a "watch phase" and a "warning phase" for county public notices about pollution, and issuing information for residents through "Allegheny Alerts."

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