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View of Salt Lake City from Twin Peaks during an inversion, January 21, 2013 when PM2.5 concentrations in Salt Lake City were approximately 45 ug/m3 (NAAQS is 35 ug/m3). Photo by K. Kelly.

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Between January 1–24, 2013, Salt Lake City’s Hawthorne monitoring station exceeded fine particulate air quality standards on 15 days. This is based on available DAQ data as of February 15, 2013. Photo by K. Kelly.

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Soot contributes approximately 10% to fine particulate matter concentrations during inversions along the Wasatch Front. Transmission emission microscopy image of a soot particle from P. Toth.

Air Quality in the News

Out-of-state smoke sends haze to northern Utah skies

July 21st, 2014

Utah’s beautiful skyline is considered one of the state’s many attractions, so when haze makes the mountains less visible, people notice. Officials with Utah’s Division of Ai[...]

Fires in neighboring states sending smoky air to Utah

July 17th, 2014

Crews battled a 400-acre fire in Tooele County on Wednesday, July 15, 2014, but much of the smoke impacting Utah air is coming from out[...]

Interim Committee Will Look at Stricter State Air Quality Regulations

July 15th, 2014

Utah’s current law prohibits state regulators from imposing any air quality regulations stricter than federal requirements. A bill that would change that will be up f[...]

Study: Fireworks affect air quality

July 10th, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) -Holidays in Utah come with more than a fair share of fireworks. A lot of people love them.[...]

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