Increased wood burning causes unhealthy drop in Fairbanks air quality

A smoky haze that’s cloaked Fairbanks in recent days is being attributed to increased wood burning.  Air quality dipped below federal Environmental Protection Agency standards for the first time this season over the weekend. The air was classified as unhealthy for sensitive groups, but has improved with snowfall in the last day. Borough Air Quality Specialist Jim Connor says colder than normal weather last month jump started heating.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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