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Old 01-08-2013, 05:10 PM
 
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Hi SLCPUNK I don't think I am allowed to post those types of links? Am I wrong?
Hmmmm....not sure.

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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....Does anybody know where I could find historical data for air quality for northern Utah? That would be interesting to look at. Maybe I'll try Google some more this evening...
Anything helpful here?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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Cool thanks. Let me take a look and I'll report back.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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SLCPUNK: I posted a request on one of the Clean Air Groups locally to see if I could rally some stats for you. But for your reading enjoyment I added some links below.

A little historical data. Don't know if you have seen this yet but here is what I have found:

http://utah.sierraclub.org/UTSC_winter12_COLOR.pdf

This link only goes back as far as 2000
Utah DEQ: DAQ: AMC: Data Archive: All Criteria


C. Arden Pope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air Quality Trends | AirTrends | Air & Radiation | EPA

Not historical but a current good read:
Daily Kos: UPDATE RALLY ON! Is Utah's Air Quality Doomed to Remain Toxic Forever? It May be killing you now!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:32 PM
 
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Wow, lots of goodies there! Wouldn't let me rep you again.

I wonder if local merchants take action when the inversions come in? Do banks, fast food establishments etc close drive throughs and drive up tellers for instance?

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:05 PM
 
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Inversions could last for another month despite storms, meteorologists say | ksl.com

On level with Beijing

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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That is not good news. I was really looking forward to the end of the toxic soup air. I hope this gets more folks stirred up to fight the good fight to make changes.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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AIRNow - Homepage

Woohoo! Utah takes top 5 highest bad air.

Oh well, looks like we are getting a storm soon, which will help for a few days. Then more very cold air comes in, and that will set up the inversion again, especially with fresh snow on the ground.

We need to construct a huge facility that has exhaust stacks that reach up to about 8000 ft msl or so. And in this plant would be a huge array of huge fans. And it would just suck in tons and tons of bad air from the valley floor level and eject it above the inversion, where normal atmospheric conditions would allow for it to be carried away. This would draw in new air into the valley to replace the ejected air. Or maybe it would just pull in dirty air from the other nearby valleys. Then again, the amount of power needed to run a facility large enough to even make a dent would need so much electricity, that the pollution generated to run the facility would probably cancel out the benefit. One could dream though.

Maybe we could level the mountains. That would help tremendously. Scratch that, it's that mountains I find to be this states most redeeming quality; the reason I live here in the first place.

I say we just ban work. No work, no commute. I guess it would help, but I think I saw that cars are only about 30 something percent of the pollution anyway. No matter anyway you slice it, inversions will be a fact of life for us here. Especially as population just keep growing.

So that's one environmental problem we have. Next is water..life could be very interesting in a hundred years here if our population keeps growing at the rate it did in the last 100.
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