Air Pollution Plagues Winter Olympic Site

Auto-generated smog now blanketing Olympic site causing state to designate Monday "unhealthy".

Published: 06-Feb-2002

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, February 5, 2002 - Just days before the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the host site, Salt Lake City, is in the midst of an air inversion that traps air pollution in the region's valleys.

The Sierra Club today called on Utah drivers to take transit and other steps to reduce auto emissions, a major contributor to the lung clogging smog now blanketing the Olympic site.

Monday was designated by the state as an official "unhealthy" day, and residents were notified that they should reduce driving and not burn wood.

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