Smoke might be seen across area today

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Smoke might be seen across the region today because of a scheduled burning of underbrush at Fort Gordon.

The Wildland Fire Team at Fort Gordon will conduct a prescribed burn today of 952 acres in Training Areas 28 and 36, officials said.

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TakeAHike
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TakeAHike 03/27/13 - 01:42 pm
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Another windy day!

I wish these idiots had to pay for sufferers asthma meds. Ever wonder why the prevalence of asthma is so high here? Nope, it's not the pollen!

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dichotomy 03/27/13 - 02:37 pm
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MIGHT BE SEEN?????????? Hell,

MIGHT BE SEEN?????????? Hell, I can't see the road from my house. They've been gagging us out about once a week for months. I understand why they do it, but if I went out here and burned a couple of dead branches there would be 25 people show up to fine and ticket me for everything from air pollution to unauthorized burning.

Does Ft. Gordon burn pollution figure into our Air Quality Index that the state EPA folks want to use to force into higher priced, lower quality, gasoline and vehicle inspections? Must be nice to be exempt from regulations and have that "do as I say, not as I do" authority. And, "oh by the way, your air quality is low so we are going to put you under air quality restrictions". One federal agency can't punish another federal agency but they can sure take it out on us and our wallets.

TakeAHike
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TakeAHike 03/28/13 - 12:27 am
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Class action lawsuit anyone?

Given the longterm damage that PM10 and especially PM2.5 cause and that these burns can and do grossly exceed EPA standards, people need to start taking action. There's no environmental need to burn the same patch of land every two years. They're just too lazy to use more labor intensive and less risky means to clear brush. We shouldn't have to suffer the health consequences (asthma, COPD, arteriosclerosis, cancer, etc) for their convenience.

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