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The city of Covington plans to conduct air testing in the vicinity of the BD Bard plant on Industrial Boulevard to measure emissions of ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen.

COVINGTON – The city of Covington reported Wednesday that it intends to complete its independent air quality testing related to ethylene oxide emissions by the end of the month. In addition, the city released information about the self-reporting by BD-Bard in September, clarification on BD’s occupational tax permit, and BD’s life safety and building code classifications.

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Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.