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POLLUTION: Refinery fire less of a threat than wood stoves?

Letter by John Stadler, Fox Island on Feb. 22, 2012 at 11:46 am | 3 Comments »
February 22, 2012 11:46 am
Firefighters spray water at the BP Cherry Point Refinery fire Feb. 17. (AP Photo/The Bellingham Herald, Philip A. Dwyer)

Re: “Washington state investigates cause of BP refinery blaze” (TNT, 2-19) and photo.

With all that black smoke spewing for hours at least, “the U.S. EPA tested the air near the facility and at locations downwind and found no measurable threats from airborne pollutants related to the fire, according to the article.

Meanwhile, the Pierce County air pollution sniffers are ready to shut down with $1,000 fines the few remaining stokers of wood-burning stoves or heaters.

Do the Pierce County sniffers and the Cherry Point air sniffers come from the same planet?

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