Allegheny County will study diesel emissions Downtown

The study will begin in January under the leadership of Jane Clougherty, an assistant professor in Pitt’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, who did a similar saturation monitor study in New York City, and Allen Robinson, a CMU professor in the departments of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Robinson did an air pollution study for the Health Department in 2008 that found diesel exhaust Downtown carried a significant cancer risk.