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Improving air quality will be topic of meeting

To address the worsening air quality in western Nevada County, the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District must prepare a plan to lower ozone concentrations and meet national air quality standards.

Nevada County’s air has gotten dirtier in the past five years, with ozone and other vehicle exhaust pushed into the foothills from the Sacramento and Bay areas. According to the American Lung Association, the county’s air is the 12th worst in the nation for ozone air pollution; in 2000, it ranked 35th in the nation.

From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, the air district will hold a public meeting at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, in Nevada City.



The district will discuss the nature of ozone, summarize federal requirements, and gather suggestions on reasonably available local measures and strategies to reduce ozone concentrations.

For more information, visit http://www.myairdistrict.com for details.




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