Labrenz Landscaping, Inc. 2759 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska [link: Google street view]
Received by Clean Air Fairbanks:
This was Labrenz Landscaping on College Road today (May 9) around 11 AM. There was a person waiting at the bus stop in the midst of this pollution from this outdoor wood hydronic heater. I didn’t stay around long to take more pictures, because the smoke from the was making my throat burn. Evidently there is an active case file at DEC on their hydronic heater, but things are clearly not getting better. Ironically, the smoke was wafting right across College Rd. to the parking lot of the Woodway. Could you imagine if the Farmer’s Market was open today? Public Health would need to set up a nebulizer station right next to the potted perennials and kettle corn.
I know that winter has lasted particularly long this year, but must the air quality hazards continue too? How is it OK for local businesses and homeowners to continue to smoke out their neighbors?