April 1, 2015
Smog report card: Air quality improves
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern Californians were breathing a little easier this year. There were 90 days the ozone standard was exceeded, the fewest in six years.

AQMD spokesman Sam Atwood is looking ahead.

“We are very close, and expect to hit our target for attaining a health standard for fine particulate pollution in the coming year.”

Still, cities such as Redlands, Fontana, Banning and Crestline continue to measure the worst smog, thanks to pollution blown into the Inland Empire from Los Angeles.

“There is a long ways to go. It’s going to take many years to reach the federal health standards.”

Atwood says the AQMD will be requiring large industries to further cut emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxides.
Story Date: October 6, 2013
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