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Old 05-24-2007, 11:07 AM
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Location: Bayside, NY
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Default How is the air quality in Grant's Pass?

I have been told by an Oregonian that the air quality in Grant's Pass is poor due to lumber mills in the area. He also said that during the winter they have air inversion and the air quality is not good then too. Can anyone verify if this is true or not?

Norm
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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I lived in the Medford area, south of Grants Pass for a few years. I don't remember the lumber mills being a problem there. The lumber industries have changed a lot in the last few years and are having to comply with air standards, so you might want to check to see how current that particular piece of info is. However, that area does have air inversions which cause stagnant air to hang in the valley and can last a few days at a time.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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There are no more lumber mills in Grants pass. There is a Door manufacturer.

The air is perfect. Unless there is a fire.

Wood stove burning has become less and less each year that I've been here.

The tough one is in the late spring, (right now) the cotton wood blows like snow and if you are allergic or sensitive, it can play havoc with your sinus.

One day I hope they irradicate all of them and send them to a paper mill up north. The problem is they line the river and creeks. Which is very difficult to get a permit to cut them.

freedom
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the info. I guess when I visit there I have to go in May to see if my allergies are affected.

Norm
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:48 AM
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freedom,

Acording to Google there is a plywood mill in Grants Pass. I was also told a lot of marijuana is farmed there and the there are survivalist groups in the woods.

This is what someone that likes Grants Pass and is thinking of retiring there wrote:

"As to the mills in and around Grants Pass....Do a google search for "Plywood Mills Grants Pass Oregon" and see what comes up. The veneer plants (plywood) are major contributors to bad air in Oregon even after they have installed the scrubbers to clean the air that is discharged in the process of making plywood.

We live on the coast and sometimes shop in Medford. Grants Pass sits below the freeway by the River. The pollution is easy to see many if not most days of the year.

The inversions many times last for more than just a few days, and those days are repeated time after time thruout the winter months."

Norm
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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Timber ply was bulldozed a few months ago, and the rumor is a Home Depot is going in.
There is a small specialty veneer plant but it employs less than 10 people, they are not a mill per say, they are an assembler.

Murphy Creek turnings, actually turns PVC for low maintenance deck railiing and posts. No wood in their products.

There is the door company, they have their own power plant, that is powered by the sawdust they create.

Dope growers are less and less each year. The black hawks use their lasers to identify, and then send in the DEA.

Medical dope growers are abundant though.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:20 PM
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Location: Bayside, NY
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Well if we do move there I hope not all of the dope growers are gone.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:38 PM
 
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If you get a green card (Med. Marijuana), then your set.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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If you get a green card (Med. Marijuana), then your set.
*thread jack* How difficult is it to get a green card? Thanks!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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*thread jack* How difficult is it to get a green card? Thanks!!
I don't know the process, but there is a lady that helps people get them, she has an ad. in the classified of the daily courier in G.P.

It can't be that tough, I think a MD or a nature path has to approve it. There seems to be a bit of crime surrounding people that grow their own. I read about theft and assault from time to time in the police blotter.....

freedom
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