Regulators Anticipate New Emissions Restrictions

Feb 3, 2017

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning an air quality study in North Pole this weekend. The project was one of several items on the agenda last (Thurs) night as DEC officials met with the North Star Borough Assembly to discuss the community’s long running fine particulate pollution problem. As KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, air quality program managers also underscored serious penalties ahead if the borough fails to reduce fine particulates from wood, coal and oil burning, known as PM 2.5.

A wood stove pipe on a Fairbanks area home.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC