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Last updated 8:56PM ET
September 21, 2018
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EPA cites improvements in air quality
(WOUB) - The U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency says the air quality is better than it used to be in the Marietta-Parkersburg area.

The same goes for Bridgeport in Belmont County. And that's why the EPA is proposing to redesignate the areas as meeting the national standard for ground level ozone.

The action will not become final until after a public comment period.

Ohio and West Virginia officials requested the redesignation.

The EPA declared Marietta-Parkersburg and Bridgeport as non-attainment areas in 2004 because of high ozone levels.
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