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Residents living downwind from the eruptions express vog concerns

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HONOLULU (KITV) -

Ka'u residents voiced their concerns Wednesday night at a community meeting on air quality in Pahala.

Residents from Pahala, plus Na'alehu, Waiohinu, and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates in Ka'u questioned local, state and federal officials about vog and ash.

"My concern was why our school did not close down, and I don't care what, it doesn't take-I don't need a university degree to figure that out. To look and say, you know what, this school has to close," said one resident.

Another resident made a comment on how the schools have grates, and not screens in their classrooms, blowing everything right through when the wind picks up. 

In addition to answering questions, panelists were able to recommend various air and filter solutions to help limit the effect ash and vog has on communities downwind from the eruptions. 

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