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USU Professor to Study Winter Smog

USU Professor to Study Winter Smog

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Emissions from cows and cars are likely to blame for the Cache valley's smoggy winter inversions.

Now, a Utah State University professor plans to study the area's air quality in hopes of trying to understand the interaction between the two pollutants.

Chemist Phil Silva has received a grant to study the chemical reactions responsible for winter inversions.

In recent winters, Cache valley has racked up unhealthy readings of minute particles in the air.

Silva says analyzing the chemistry behind the pollution is the first step in formulating solutions.

In a year, when he has completed his research, Silva will share the results with the Bear River Health Department and the State of Utah's Division of Air Quality.


Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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