Augusta Air Pollution Levels Continue to Decline

The Augusta Chronicle – Air quality continues to improve in Augusta, making it less likely that the region will fail tougher new standards for ozone and other pollutants.

“The great news is, our air continues to get cleaner and cleaner,” said Myra Reece, the Air Quality Bureau director for the South Caro­lina De­partment of Health and Environ­mental Control.

Speaking Tuesday to members of the CSRA Air Quality Alliance, Reece said air monitors in Aiken County – and in Richmond and Columbia counties – continued to show lower pollution levels throughout 2011, despite one of the hottest summers on record.

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