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Second-Best Ozone Season in a Decade: NC’s 2010 ozone season comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb

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Key facts:

  • In 2010 North Carolina recorded the second-lowest number of high-ozone days of the last decade.
  • A statewide total of 106 high ozone monitor readings were recorded over 26 days from April 1 to October 31.
  • Thirty-two of those readings occurred on just eight monitors in two metropolitan areas.
  • Despite what might be the popular belief, smog levels in North Carolina have been getting better, not worse.


Spotlight 403 Second-Best Ozone Season in a Decade: NC’s 2010 ozone season comes in like a lion, goes out l…

Roy Cordato is Senior Economist and Resident Scholar at the John Locke Foundation. From January 2001 to March 2017, he held the position of Vice President for Research at the Locke Foundation. He also holds the title of Lecturer at… ...

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