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Possible Second Ozone Monitor in Sheboygan gets Public Hearing


SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce and the DNR hope a second ozone monitor in the Sheboygan area will help provide more accurate measurements of the pollutant in the county.

During a public hearing Thursday, DNR Air Monitoring Section Chief Gail Good said the current monitor at Kohler-Andre State Park may be influenced too much by Lake Michigan and counties to our south.  Also, with the position of the current monitor south of the city, having a second monitor elsewhere could help determine what ozone pollutant may be coming from the city itself.

The new special purpose monitor would be placed on county - owned land along Highway 42 in the Town of Mosel.  If approved, the monitor would be in use by next April and in operation for at least two years.  Readings gathered could help in removing a current nonattainment ozone status in Sheboygan County, which can impact business and industry growth.