ozone http://kvpr.org en Valley Air District Celebrates Cleanup Milestone, More Work Remains http://kvpr.org/post/valley-air-district-celebrates-cleanup-milestone-more-work-remains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the decades-long effort to clean up the San Joaquin Valley's notoriously poor air, 2013 might be a milestone. For the first time, the air basin had zero violations of the hourly federal ozone standard. &nbsp;</span></p><p>That news prompted the governing board of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to vote Thursday to formally request that the EPA lift a required a $29 million annual penalty.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:35:57 +0000 Joe Moore 24522 at http://kvpr.org Valley Air District Celebrates Cleanup Milestone, More Work Remains Valley Air District to Issue Air Alert Monday http://kvpr.org/post/valley-air-district-issue-air-alert-monday <p>The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has announced that it intends to issue an "Air Alert" early next week. The alert will begin Monday August&nbsp;19th&nbsp;and continue through Wednesday August&nbsp;21st.&nbsp;</p><p>This district is urging residents to take steps that can reduce the amount of ozone pollution, and prevent a potential violation of the 1-hour ozone standard. In addition to health risks posed by ozone pollution, violating the standard could also result in a $29 million federal penalty.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:03:15 +0000 Valley Public Radio News 20151 at http://kvpr.org Valley Air District to Issue Air Alert Monday