Pima County officials investigate high dust levels - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Pima County officials investigate high dust levels

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
  • Four passengers survive plane crash in Helena

    Four passengers survive plane crash in Helena

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:07:51 GMT
    Four passengers on board a small airplane traveling from Panama City, Florida survived a crash on South Shades Crest Road in Helena Thursday afternoon.More >>
    Four passengers on board a small airplane traveling from Panama City, Florida survived a crash on South Shades Crest Road in Helena Thursday afternoon.More >>
TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

Pima County officials are investigating whether mine tailings played a role in the county topping federal air-quality standards for the first time since 2009 during high winds last week.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, levels of large dust particles at a monitor in the Green Valley area were nearly three times the federal limit on April 9.

The limit also was exceeded by dust levels the same day in Tucson and on both April 8 and 9 in South Tucson.

According to county officials, construction sites are among potential sources of the dust along with Asarco and Freeport McMorRan copper mines near Green Valley and Sahuarita.

Company officials say some tailings blew from their sites but the high dust levels also came from other sources.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.