One Facility Makes Big Contribution to Salt Lake’s Winter Brown Cloud
The 2.4 million people who live along Utah’s Wasatch Front experience some of the most severe winter particulate matter air pollution in the nation. Now, analysis of measurements taken during NOAA research flights in 2017 indicates that emissions from a single source, a magnesium refinery, may be responsible for a significant fraction of the fine particles that form the dense winter brown clouds that hang over Salt Lake City.
Finding helps explain Salt Lake City's persistent air quality problems
Thursday, January 26, 2023
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