* A Big Reason Why We Don’t Need a Gasification Incinerator in Meck County

We’re in the top 10 worst cities in the country for ozone pollution, again. The first three days of June are forecast to be alert days for ozone and particle pollution. We know that gasification incinerators will contribute emissions that will add to these hazards to our health. Tell your elected officials, “NO ReVenture gasification incinerator!”

For additional information concerning the air quality forecast including a detailed forecast discussion, please visit the following link on the NC Division Of Air Quality Web Site: http://www.ncair.org/airaware/forecast.

The Charlotte air quality forecast region includes Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, and southern Iredell Counties.

Protect your Health! Modify your physical activity as needed by referencing the Air Quality Index below.

Note: Open Burning is generally PROHIBITED on Air Quality Action Days. Burning trash and other non-vegetative material is ALWAYS PROHIBITED. For more information and exceptions to the Open Burning Rule, visit http://www.ncair.org/enf/openburn and http://www.ncair.org/rules/rules/sec1900.pdf.

Care for the Air
— Drive less: carpool, vanpool, take the bus, telecommute.
— Conserve electricity.
— Pack a lunch or walk to lunch.
— Avoid idling your vehicle.
— Refuel and mow after 6:00pm.

Air Quality Index (AQI)
Green………..0- 50 AQI……..Good air quality. No health risks are expected. Enjoy outdoor
……………………………………….activities!
Yellow…….51-100 AQI……..Moderate air quality. Air quality is okay, but unusually sensitive
……………………………………….people may be affected, especially when the AQI nears 100.
Orange….101-150 AQI……..Air quality is Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups. Children,
……………………………………….active adults, and those with heart or respiratory disease,
……………………………………….including asthma, should limit outdoor activity.
Red……….151-200 AQI……..Unhealthy air quality. Everyone should avoid prolonged outdoor
……………………………………….activity.
Purple……201-300 AQI……..Very Unhealthy air quality. Everyone should avoid outdoor
……………………………………….activity.

If you want more information on the air quality forecast, or other aspects of the local air quality program, please contact your local air quality agency using the information above. For more information on the U.S. EPA’s AIRNow Program, visit http://www.airnow.gov.

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