The Bozeman Daily Chronicle is reporting that residents of North Bozeman are taking steps in conjunction with the city to address concerns about potentially harmful gases near their homes. In December of 2012, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gases that contain a variety of chemicals, were discovered near homes in the Bridger Creek subdivision. The chemicals contained in VOCs include benzene and chloroform and can have negative health effects in both the short- and long-term. The gases are being emitted from an old landfill near the homes. City officials are set to begin testing the air quality in the area. One city official was quoted as saying "I wouldn't move into one of these houses until I knew more."
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