Enviromental Project Raises Health Concerns On South Coast

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Concerns over a salt marsh project in Carpinteria has the work getting a second look in an area where big trucks are hauling out silt.

The Santa Barbara County Flood Control Department says the work will open the channels for winter rainfall runoff and keep the special reserve ecologically vibrant.

Still, residents have issues. One says that there is a dust and dirt problem from the trucks and their payloads, and although there's a street sweeper assigned to go back and forth, that same sweeper is also stirring up the particulates.

The resident is asking for either more oversight or water trucks to keep the dust down during construction.