San Diego Is Tough On Bad Air
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Aired 11/15/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Bob Kard, is the control officer for the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District.
Joy Williams is Research & Community Assistance Director for the Environmental Health Coalition
Special Feature Toxic Air In Your Community
To begin exploring how air pollution may affect your community, use this interactive map of more than 17,000 facilities that have emitted hazardous chemicals into the air. Color-coded dots and scores of one to five smoke stacks are based on an EPA method of assessing potential health risk in airborne toxins from a given facility.
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District complaint line 858-586-2650
We interview Bob Kard about San Diego's commitment to clean air.
Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV.
Earlier this month, NPR reported on an Environmental Protection Agency "watch list" for businesses who are chronic violators of the Clean Air Act.
The list was kept secret from the public - until recently. Why are no San Diego County businesses on the watch list? We'll discuss the issue today with Bob Kard and Joy Williams.