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Iowa’s air

Posted: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at 9:37 am

Iowa got a B on the clean air section of the first ever state department of natural resources environmental report card. Dennis Ostwinkle, with DNR’s region 6 in Southeast Iowa, says Muscatine and Scott County have been put on a federal watch list for exceeding allowable air pollution standards. Ostwinkle says this can cause problems for people who are asthmatic. He says burning trash is another air quality concern. Ostwinkle says it’s an illegal practice, but many do it anyway. To find out more about local air quality, visit the DNR website.