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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 01:56 PM

Oregon DEQ Data Shows Pollution From Woodstoves Is On A Wildfire's Scale

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Oregon DEQ Data Shows Pollution From Woodstoves Is On A Wildfire’s Scale
by Monica Samayoa Follow OPB Jan. 16, 2020 7:45 a.m. | Portland, Ore.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released new data that shows 12.8 million pounds of particulate pollution matter are released into Oregon’s air by woodstoves and chimneys each year.

The agency said that’s more than half of the pollution from the 2017 Sonoma County wildfires in northern California which emitted an estimated 20 million pounds of fine particles known as PM 2.5.

“Annual particulate matter levels emitted from wood smoke are close to that of a wildfire,” DEQ’s Susan Mills said.

Oregon Environmental Council’s Jamie Pang said the data was gathered by residents and volunteers around the state who shared their woodburning habits with the DEQ and the numbers could be worse.
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mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 OP
CentralMass Jan 2020 #1
Wolf Frankula Feb 2020 #2

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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 02:23 PM

1. :-(

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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 01:10 PM

2. Remember when all the greenzeds said we should only use wood

because it was so environmentally friendly?

Wolf

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