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Eastern Washington dust storms trigger report to EPA
Description: In 2013, three exceptional storms in Kennewick created high winds and excessive amounts of blowing dust. During these storms, Kennewick's air pollution levels exceeded the national air quality standard. The Washington Department of Ecology has developed a report showing the dust storms were uncontrollable events. Ecology will submit the report to the Environmental Protection Agency and ask to exclude the high-pollution levels from calculations used to determine if the area exceeded standards. [Source: Department of Ecology (State of Washington)]
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Source: Department of Ecology (State of Washington)
Publish Date: 9/15/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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