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Response to Coyotl (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:35 AM

39. I said similar, but not the same exactly.

I don't know if you live here or not, but the Salt River is pretty much dry year round in the Phoenix area. Well except for the damned up artificial Lake Tempe that was 'created' a few years back.

I agree that SLC is bad, but please realize that Phoenix is actually a bit worse. We have broken records for the number of days of high pollution. Both Salt Lake City and Phoenix received F's from the ALA last year. SLC has us beat only in that they are in the top 25 for short-term particle pollution usually in the worst of the winter months. Phoenix is in the top 25 for year round particle pollution and summer ozone. Sadly, I predict that we will make the top 25 for short term particle pollution in the coming years.

Here's a few articles on the subject:

http://www.phoenixmag.com/lifestyle/valley-news/201203/cloud-city/

http://www.examiner.com/article/how-now-brown-cloud

Phoenix and Salt Lake are both in 'basins' or 'valleys' which is what causes their inversion weather patterns in colder weather though they are different in size, style, and type. The inversions and the resulting pollution are disturbingly equal.

Sadly, both cities (and states) are suffering due to run away deregulation by Republican governors who refuse to do any thing substantive above the very real health problem in their states that this air pollution causes.

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