Lemon: inversions mostly weather related

There are signs that Cache Valley residents are in for a long winter and Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says that could mean more inversions. Inversions happen when there is a lot of snow on the ground, cold temperatures in the valley and warmer air at higher elevations. On KVNU’s Crosstalk, Lemon said at least cars have been getting newer and cleaner.”So much of our polution is weather related,” Lemon explained. “We can take all kinds of steps, and we ought to take steps as far as reducing driving, riding the bus and doing the various things that we can do. Even with us taking those steps, we still end up with inversions. “I don’t think we’re going to see it this year, from the state. We’ll probably get some indication about what the steps are going to be, but that’s really due in 2012.”Lemon says he expects the state will come up with a plan that involves, among other things, emission testing. Meanwhile, he says those with chronic illness and other health problems should make sure they are not exposed to the bad air.

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