With the proper training, DAQ inspectors can determine whether too much of a harmful contaminant is being released into the surrounding air by observing a plume of smoke billowing from a smoke stack. To receive that training, they attend “Smoke School.”
In Kentucky, it’s illegal to burn certain materials that emit harmful air pollutants. Take a look at this infographic to learn about the hazards associated with open burning.
This year’s Earth Day will look different in the Commonwealth, as efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus prevent the large gatherings that marked the first celebration 50 years ago. Instead, many Kentuckians will spend the day in their own backyards — which creates its own opportunities for learning and celebration.