Oct 1, 2014 1:11 PM

Air monitoring report released in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH - Members of the state's Department of Environmental Services met with Portsmouth residents to discuss a report on the air monitoring in several spots in the city Tuesday night.

The report covered the Pease Development Authority, Division of Ports and Harbors and the Market Street Marine Terminal. Though it was not a study on health impact, one resident who lives across the street from the Market Street scrap yard said it's a big concern for him.

"We understand that New Hampshire has a very high rate of asthma and other respiratory ailments, and Portsmouth has a very high rate within the state of New Hampshire, so yes we got more concerned about that," said Joel Carp.

The scrap yard will be closing in December. In its place, construction vehicles for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will be housed until the project is finished.


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