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E-M:/ Severstal in Dearborn has terrible air pollution incident yesterday

My message today about ozone two days ago prompts a call from
from Kathryn Savoie, environmental officer of Arab Community Center
for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), about a terrible
air pollution incident yesterday in Dearborn from Russian-owned
Severstal (the former Rouge Steel operation).

Area residents endured 6 hours of astronomical one hour average PM 2.5 and
PM 10 air pollution:


PM 2.5 24 hour averages went over the health standard threshold to 49
micrograms/cubic meter.

Severstal was doing "maintenance" which had been previously disclosed to MDEQ who told
citizens the excess emission was only supposed to have lasted 2 hours.  

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