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Study of northern Utah skies aims to curb pollution problem

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Researchers are conducting a $2 million study to help people better understand what leads to northern Utah's winter inversions that create a brown, murky haze of air pollution that engulfs the Salt Lake City metro area.

The Deseret News reports ( that they are using aircraft and advanced instruments to determine what conditions lead to the formation of fine particulate pollution.

Researchers have gathered pollution data at multiple sites from Cache County to Utah County, using an airplane to probe the different layers of the inversion.

The study comes as Utah remains out of compliance with federal standards for particulate pollution.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is looking to take the research and its conclusions to come up with solutions for the pollution.


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