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Metro Atlanta experiences first ozone exceedance day
by Staff Reports
July 31, 2013 02:42 PM | 2460 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In an email message Wednesday, the Clean Air Campaign announced Tuesday was the first day this year metro Atlanta has experienced an ozone exceedance, snapping a record-breaking string of days with healthy air.

Despite 16 ground-level ozone exceedances in 2012 and 36 in 2011, metro Atlanta went without any exceedances in 2013 until Tuesday, due to this summer’s heavy rains. It’s the longest the city has gone in a calendar year without experiencing such an occurrence. The previous record was July 14, 1997.

As of this day last year, the city had already racked up 14 exceedances, including Code Red and Code Purple exceedances, which are described as unhealthy and very unhealthy, respectively, for all metro Atlanta residents.


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