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Our View: It's a small world

By The Staff

It is a small world

A new study released by the Associated Press shows that reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants and oil and gas operations in the Four Corners region would help lower ozone pollution levels.

The air quality modeling study was prepared for the New Mexico Environment Department as part of a long-term effort to inventory pollution sources and develop strategies for managing the region’s air quality.

Now, you might think that this won’t affect us here, that is a long way away. But it really is not and this is an important topic Los Alamos.

Environmentalists pointed to the report as evidence that the region — New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah — should focus on trimming emissions and developing renewable energy sources if it wants to continue to meet federal air quality standards.

Anyone who has seen that area knows the air is not the best and not nearly enough efforts have been made to clean up the power plant mess.

The report shows that power plants and oil and gas operations account for most of the region’s ozone causing pollution. Ozone, the primary component of smog, can irritate the respiratory system, reduce lung capacity and aggravate asthma. It’s formed when nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds react with sunlight.


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