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Pierce County TV News -- Feb 9, 2012 -- Burn Bans
Pierce County has an
air pollution problem
In 2009, most of Pierce County was designated a "nonattainment area" for fine particle pollution (soot). This means that fine particle pollution levels too frequently exceeded the national limit, posing public health risks.
Solving the problem takes the whole community. Check in with us often to learn more – and participate. With your help, we'll enjoy clean, healthy air together.
Work Here Produces Dynamic Outreach Program
The culmination of the all of the work shown on this website has been developed into a comprehensive public outreach campaign and launched across Pierce County. More»
Clean Air Task Force Releases Recommendations
Fine particles are tiny pieces of pollution. When inhaled, these tiny particles travel deeply into your lungs and even into your bloodstream where they can trigger health problems. More»
What's the problem?
Simply put, ‘nonattainment' means that air quality in Tacoma and most of Pierce County does not meet (or attain) federal health standards. More»