Report: Ozone smog in Suffolk County among worst in state

A new report on air quality gives Suffolk an "F" for ozone pollution. The news comes from the American Lung Association's 2014 State of the

National Grid issued a statement saying in part,

National Grid issued a statement saying in part, “National Grid has invested over $100 million on improvements at Northport and Port Jefferson." (Credit: News 12)

WOODBURY - A new report on air quality gives Suffolk an "F" for ozone pollution.

The news comes from the American Lung Association's 2014 State of the Air report.

Suffolk is one of nine New York counties that received an "F."

Experts say that bad air is a problem across the Island. Ozone smog is the most widespread air pollutant, which is created when sunlight reacts with emissions from vehicles and other sources.

The American Lung Association says part of the poor air quality on Long Island is due to the power plants owned and operated by National Grid. One plant is located in Port Jefferson and another in Northport.

National Grid issued a statement saying in part, “National Grid has invested over $100 million on improvements at Northport and Port Jefferson."

Some good news for Suffolk, though, is that the county received an "A" for particle pollution. This places the county among the cleanest in the state for that category.

Data in Nassau County was inconclusive.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions from power plants in the Midwest and Appalachian states that contribute to soot and smog along the East Coast.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau County bus riders are letting their voices 1 Nassau bus riders sound off on proposed route cuts
A public hearing will be held about the 2 Hempstead IDA announces public hearing on mall tax break
In this Feb. 20, 2012 photo, U.S. Sen. 3 Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Building condos on the Indian Hills Country Club 4 Residents debate Fort Salonga housing proposal
Daniel Flowers is described by his family as 5 Police search for suspect in deadly Hempstead shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE