Linda George, PSU professor of environmental science, will lead a study of the toxic effects of diesel pollution in Portland. 

Linda George, PSU professor of environmental science, will lead a study of the toxic effects of diesel pollution in Portland. 

Courtesy of Portland State University

Researchers from Portland State University and Reed College will study local diesel exhaust emissions with the aim of identifying neighborhoods most vulnerable to the air pollutant.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $466,276 grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and local partners to conduct the two-year study.

The lead researcher will be Linda George, a PSU environmental science professor, working with PSU colleague Vivek Shandas, an urban planning professor and Juliane Fry, a Reed chemistry professor.

“We’ll be gathering data to create essentially a fingerprint of different types of diesel pollution,” George said in a prepared release.

Read the full article at The Portland Tribune