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Utah’s sickening smog dissipates, for now – KFOX El PasoThe air pollution that smothered mountain valleys in northern Utah...
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Utah’s sickening smog dissipates, for now – KFOX El Paso

  1. 1. Utah’s sickening smog dissipates, for now – KFOX El PasoThe air pollution that smothered mountain valleys in northern Utah for more than a week made adramatic improvement Sunday.Regulators called for at least two days of clean air and lifted a ban on wood-burning startingMonday for the urban corridor anchored by Salt Lake City. The relief came courtesy of a stormthat brought heavy snow to northern Utah.Winds finally loosened an icy fog that was trapping tailpipe and other emissions in mountainvalleys.Doctors had declared a health emergency, but Gov. Gary Herbert refused to follow suit with adecree of his own. The doctors called for lower highway speed limits, curbs on industrial activityand free mass transit.Soot along the greater Salt Lake region topped out at up to 130 micrograms per cubic meter lastweek. That was more than three times the clean-air limit set by the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency. But on Sunday, the count of extremely fine particulates was down to 10micrograms per cubic meter in Salt Lake and Davis counties.Later Sunday, regulators issued an all-clear for the greater Salt Lake region as the winter stormscoured out mountain valleys. Only two counties in eastern Utah — Duchesne and Uintah —remained under an advisory for people sensitive to air pollution.Weather conditions could set the stage this week for a return of bad air. Regulators blametemperature inversions, when winds calm and cold temperatures sink into valleys, trappingpollutants.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had singled out the greater Salt Lake region formuch of January as having the nation’s worst air.More than 100 Utah doctors signed a petition Wednesday calling for immediate relief. They alsocriticized expansion plans by Salt Lake-area oil refineries that they said were almost certain tobe approved by the Utah Division of Air Quality, the same agency that puts out pollution alerts.The refineries say they are cutting some emissions even as they expand, but doctors say otheremissions will rise and that nobody measures errant emissions from thousands of valves at arefinery that can wear out and leak over time.Source Article from 1/2
  2. 2. http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/ap/health/utahs-sickening-smog-dissipates-for-now/nT759/ Waddywood.com Utah’s sickening smog dissipates, for now – KFOX El Paso 2/2Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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