1948 Donora smog

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1948 Donora smog

Post by weasel666 on Tue 15 Nov 2016, 00:53



The 1948 Donora smog was an historic air inversion that resulted in a wall of smog that killed 20 people and sickened 7,000 more in Donora, Pennsylvania, a mill town on the Monongahela River, 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The event is commemorated by the Donora Smog Museum. Sixty years later, the incident was described by The New York Times as "one of the worst air pollution disasters in the nation's history". Even 10 years after the incident, mortality rates in Donora were significantly higher than those in other communities nearby. wrote:

For more info check this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Donora_smog

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