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Recent Great Lakes related stories on Michigan Live
- Subject: Recent Great Lakes related stories on Michigan Live
- From: Poulsondav@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 16:43:02 EDT
- List-Name: GLIN-Announce
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WASHINGTON - How many pollutants from Midwestern states end up forming smog
in the East? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.
In other words, no one really knows exactly how much and how far pollution is
carried by the wind from utilities and factories in the industrial heartland.
But debate over the issue is hotter than the weather this summer, as the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency prepares final rules for cutting ozone, the
unhealthiest component of smog, in 22 states, including Michigan.
Sultry spring and summer weather has boosted West Michigan smog counts above a
new federal standard several times this year, and this week's heat wave could
bring more ozone pollution problems to the region.