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‘Check Before You Burn’ will begin today

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webmaster | 11/01/13

The Valley’s most important regulation for wintertime air-pollution reduction begins its 11th season today.

Check Before You Burn, which has resulted in historically clean wintertime air quality in the Valley, continues through February.

This wood burning curtailment program is a critical tool in minimizing harmful particulate pollution, air officials said.

The understanding and cooperation of the Valley’s residents has made this regulation the single-most cost-effective regulation on record in the air basin,” said Seyed Sadredin, the air district’s executive director and air pollution control officer. “It’s a matter of public health.” ...


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