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MTA: Air Safe Around 2nd Avenue Subway

2nd Avenue subway construction (credit: CBS 2)

2nd Avenue subway construction (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - It may be ugly and noisy, but there is good news for those living around the 2nd Avenue Subway construction site, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.

WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports

According to the MTA’s internal monitoring reports, the air around the site is not toxic.

On Friday, the MTA began posting air quality reports on its website, and said it will update the information weekly.

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Residents on the Upper East Side are split on whether they believe the MTA report.

“Well, I live across the street and I haven’t found any problems,” television producer Elice Wolfman told Lamb. “We have to believe what they say.”

Seventh floor resident Doloris wasn’t so sure.

“I don’t believe it. I live right up there and I was confined this past summer with a broken ankle in my apartment and I developed a cough that does not quit,” she told Lamb.

She blamed her cough on the construction dust.

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