Tag: smog

Donora Smog Event

Still Fighting for Clean Air Today

"People would come to the town, and they would say, 'What’s that smell?' And people who lived here would say, 'What smell?' And my...

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Donora: The Birthplace of Clean Air

Donora, a riverside mill town in southwest Pennsylvania, suffered a prolonged bout of concentrated, toxic smog in late October 1948, during...

Donora Smog Event

Temperature Inversions and Deadly Smog

Common to all three tragedies were two key elements. First, large factories in each area had been spewing enormous amounts of pollutants...

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Death in Donora

On Tuesday October 26, the air over Donora became foggy from cool air being trapped beneath warmer air above in what meteorologists term a...