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LACEEN is a special pilot project of the Coalition For A Safe Environment a community based non-profit Environmental Justice Advocacy Organization involved in preventing negative environmental, public health, public safety and socio-economic impacts caused by industry and government agencies. The Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE) is located in the City of Los Angeles Latino community of Wilmington.
The Los Angeles Community Environmental Enforcement Network ( LACEEN ) will be a state-of-the-art Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) pilot project that # 1 will monitor air quality and other environmental conditions in a community and # 2 allow members of the public to file a complaint or report over an environmental, public health or public safety violation or incident in their community. LACEEN will be the first community based network system in the State of California to do both.
The primary pilot project goals are to eliminate or reduce public exposure to toxic chemical air pollutants, improve community public health, develop community based research, promote community technical education and public policy capacity building.
LACEEN has chosen to monitor air quality and other environmental conditions in a Wilmington residential community that borders the ConocoPhillips Oil Refinery via a fence-line air quality monitoring system using the “AirBase CanariT” multi-sensor air quality monitoring device that is mounted on a residential home roof top.