2009 Nov. 24: WI: Brown, Sauk & Taylor counties: Air Quality Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange)

2009 Nov. 24: WI: Brown, Sauk & Taylor counties: Air Quality Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange)
 
Air Quality Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange)

Update: This Air Quality Advisory is being issued in addition to the Air Quality Watch that continues to be in effect for most Wisconsin Counties through Wednesday. The Advisory is for three counties and expires at noon on Tuesday. — The Wisconsin DNR has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange) effective 10:00 AM Monday, November 23, 2009 through 11:59 AM Tuesday, November 24, 2009 for Brown, Sauk and Taylor counties. [Daily Air Quality Hotline – 1-866-324-5924 (1-866-DAILY AIR)]

New air quality advisory issued for Sauk, Brown, Taylor counties

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By BILL NOVAK | The Capital Times | bnovak@madison.com | Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 11:05 am | 1 Comment

Pollutants continue to plague southern Wisconsin, with a new air quality advisory issued Monday morning for three counties.

The Department of Natural Resources issued the advisory for Sauk, Brown and Taylor Counties effective at 10 a.m. Monday and lasting until noon on Tuesday.

The advisory is being issued because of persistent elevated levels of fine particle pollution, mainly coming from combustion sources such as power plants, factories, vehicle exhaust and wood burning.

An air quality advisory issued on Sunday for Dane, Brown and Milwaukee Counties expires at noon Monday.

The air quality index is at the unhealthy level for people in sensitive groups, including those with heart or lung disease, asthma, older adults and children.

The DNR also issued an air quality watch for the southern three-quarters of Wisconsin through Wednesday.

This includes 59 out of the state’s 72 counties, everything south from Polk County in the northwest to Marinette County in the northeast.

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