A dealer of hydronic heaters (outdoor wood boilers) contacted the Borough to register a complaint in North Pole’s “Rectangle of Death.”
XXX was driving in his neighborhood in the area of Mission and Dawson, and the church on XXXXXX, which burns coal, (and wood?), was producing a lot of smoke. The whole area was smoky, hard to see to stop sign 300 feet away. It was a putrid hazy smelly smoke. Very bad.
— From the Borough’s public record of air quality complaints, November 23, 2009
North Pole neighborhoods near Mission, Dawson, and Hurst have been nicknamed “the Rectangle of Death” for their chronically high PM 2.5 concentrations.
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