Heavy industries, businesses, automobiles, fires and agricultural activities pumped 180,628 tons of five pollutants into the county's air in 1990, according to the state's newest air emissions inventory. The major sources of pollution: Geneva Steel, Pacific State Cast Iron and Pipe, Brigham Young University, Heckett, fireplaces and stoves, road dust and the thousands of automobiles prowling Utah County's streets. Provo is a nonattainment area (regularly exceeds federal standards) for carbon monoxide and Utah County is considered a nonattainment area for PM10.
180,628 TONS OF FILTH WENT INTO AIR IN 1990
By Deseret News