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Title Let's Clear the Air
Subject Air--Pollution
Description The Thirty-Sixth Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator De Nevers, Noel, 1932-
Publisher The Frederick William Reynolds Association
Date 1973-02-20
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed tiff. Display images generated in PhotoshopCS and uploaded into CONTENTdm Aquisition Station.
Resource Identifier,1266
Source TD883 .D45 1973
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Let's clear the air," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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Description "LET'S CLEAR THE AIR" By Noel de Nevers In the past few years a great deal has been said and written On the subject of air pollution. Much of it has been emotionally charged. Much of it has reflected the visual observations by the public of hazy air and smoky stacks and their pro- or anti-industry biases. Much of it has reflected a lack of complete understanding of what was really involved in the problem. I regret that some of these uninformed or semi-informed comments were made by me. When I received the invitation to deliver the 1973 Reynolds Lecture, I was busy learning something about air pollution by spending a year on leave of absence from the University of Utah, working for the Office of Air Programs of the Federal Environment Protection Agency (EPA). In my year there I found additional support for one of my favorite generalizations, which is, "The only simple subjects are the ones you don't know much about." Before spending the year at EPA, I thought that air pollution problems were relatively simple; after the year at EPA I know that they are complex. Tonight I would like to share with you some observations which I have made on air pollution, both as a citizen, an industrially-employed engineer, a university professor and a member of conservation groups like the Sierra Club, looking at the problem from the outside, and as a one-year civil servant, looking at the problem from the viewpoint of the government agency required to do something about air pollution. Introduction to Air Pollution Air pollution means the presence of unwanted and/or undesirable material in the air. This definition does not restrict air pollution to man-made causes, although we normally only talk about these. The unwanted or undesirable materials may cause human health damage, crop damage, damage to human property, or esthetic insult in the form of brown or hazy air or unpleasant smells. There are known specific pollutants which do all of these things. Many of these harmful materials enter the atmosphere from sources beyond current human control. However, in the most densely inhabited parts of the globe, particularly in the industrialized countries, the principal sources of these pollutants are human activities. These activities are combustion in industrial, domestic, and transportation sources, and various industrial and construction and agricultural processes. These are the activities which are closely associated with our 5
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Source Original Manuscript: Let's Clear the Air by Noel de Nevers.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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