The TriState started using smog alerts in 1995 to warn people about high pollution days. But, those smog alerts are no more. As of April 1, the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency will issue air quality advisories. Spokesperson Megan Hummel says times have changed.
“The dark plume, and the smoke coming out of the smokestacks, you don’t really see that anymore. And the reason for that is because all the restrictions on industry. Industry is running much cleaner than they ever have before,” she says.