Air-quality concerns lead to woodstove limits | MailTribune.com

Posted by Trish Riley, February 3, 2011

These types of advisories and restrictions take place regularly around the world. Wonder what the impact of a giant wood burner – like a biomass plant – would have on air quality? Especially with fewer trees on hand to help clean the air???? —TR

Jackson County air-quality officials have limited woodstove burning as weather conditions across Southern Oregon increase the risk of pollution lingering in valleys.

The county declared a yellow day for woodstove burning beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday. On yellow days, certified woodstoves are allowed to be used if there is no visible smoke. Noncertified stoves may not be used. Exemptions are allowed for people with limited incomes or no other means of heating their homes.

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