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Air Quality Report an embarrassment

As the issue of air quality becomes one of increasing importance to Grass Valley residents, it would be nice if we could rely on The Union’s Air Quality Report to provide us with accurate information.

I discovered quite awhile ago that sparetheair.com was a far more useful and accurate way to gauge the safety of my outdoor activities than the daily report in The Union, but this week’s coverage has truly been an embarrassment.

The June 24 report on page A9 lists the air quality as “Moderate.”



Excuse me? The sky is nearly black with smoke and even The Union’s Web site warns against any outdoor activity due to extremely hazardous ozone and PM levels.

Relying on The Union’s daily Air Quality coverage is risky on any day, but this week, given the extreme conditions caused by the fires, it could actually be seriously hazardous.




Chris Cefalu

Grass Valley


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