ozone http://kmuw.org en Ozone Alerts Coming Your Way This Summer http://kmuw.org/post/ozone-alerts-coming-your-way-summer <p>The city of Wichita is implementing a new plan for the 2013 ozone season in an effort to reduce the impact on area ozone levels.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:28:32 +0000 Carla Eckels 16018 at http://kmuw.org Ozone Alerts Coming Your Way This Summer Sierra Club Irked At Ozone Monitor Shutdown http://kmuw.org/post/sierra-club-irked-ozone-monitor-shutdown <p>The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club says it's a mistake for the EPA to stop monitoring ozone pollution on the Konza Prairie, near Manhattan. Ozone concentrations there have been consistently higher than the level allowed under federal air quality standards.<br><br>The monitor four miles south of Manhattan has been collecting data since 2002. The EPA says their monitors operate at the discretion of the landowner.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:18:10 +0000 Bryan Thompson 15849 at http://kmuw.org Sierra Club Irked At Ozone Monitor Shutdown Wichita Issues Burn Ban (UPDATED) http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-issues-burn-ban-updated <p>UPDATE:</p><p>The Sedgwick County Fire Department has lifted the temporary ban on open burning effective Monday.</p><p>Should ozone levels become elevated again, a ban may be reinstated by recommendation of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the city of Wichita&rsquo;s Environmental Services office.</p><hr /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>On Friday the Wichita Fire Department announced an immediate burn ban on all current burn permits issued in the city limits of Wichita.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:43:33 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 1679 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Issues Burn Ban (UPDATED)