Logan City to participate in air quality discussions

Cache County sort of gets a bad rap when it comes to air pollution, according to Grant Koford of the Bear River Health Department. Koford told the Logan Municipal Council Tuesday night that although there have been too many bad air days both this year and last year, there is quality air here except for winter inversions. Koford says the state is working on an implementation plan to help deal with the inversions and he says the city council will be one of the stakeholders in the process. “We’ll have the stakeholder meetings and we’ll come together and discuss possibilities as to what will work, what would everybody like to see,” Koford said. “Definitely they’re going to have some things that won’t work, and they’ll tell you that. “We’re looking right now, is it the VOC’s, or is it the nitrogen oxides, and that’s a whole different ballgame, capturing vapors from fueling, dry cleaning, or is it the internal combustion engines?” It was agreed that vehicles do contribute to the problem. Mayor Randy Watts said all you have to do is see how air pollution improves on Sunday when there are far fewer vehicles on the road.

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