- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah regulators say air quality in the state is improving thanks to new regulations as the wintertime air pollution season ends.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1XlvvR4 ) that officials with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality say data shows pollution as decreased and the amount of pollution being emitted is going down.

Air quality monitoring manager Bo Call says temperature inversions over the past few months trapped pollution at levels above federal Clean Air standards nine times, but beyond the weather, emissions have been reduced by 35 percent in the past decade.

Call says even on days where Cache Valley did eclipse the federal standard, it was only by a small amount.

Call says new vehicle inspection and emissions programs implemented in the area appear to be having an impact.



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Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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