fireworks http://wfpl.org en Sights and Sounds: The Allure of Serious Fireworks in Southern Indiana http://wfpl.org/post/sights-and-sounds-allure-serious-fireworks-southern-indiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisvillians</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are getting their fireworks ready for the Fourth of July weekend.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County law prohibits the purchase and lighting of the airborne stuff—but there's a way to get serious fireworks. </span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:29:56 +0000 Eleanor Hasken & Gail Faustyn 9709 at http://wfpl.org Sights and Sounds: The Allure of Serious Fireworks in Southern Indiana Fireworks Lead to Spike in Louisville Soot Pollution http://wfpl.org/post/fireworks-lead-spike-louisville-soot-pollution <p>There&rsquo;s an air quality alert in effect today, but that&rsquo;s for ozone. Louisville&rsquo;s air quality monitors showed spikes in another type of pollution last night, as fireworks were going off around the city.</p><p>Air Pollution Control District spokesman Tom Nord says the fireworks caused spikes in several area air pollution monitors.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re already having problems with ozone, and we did have another exceedance yesterday for ozone,&rdquo; Nord said. &ldquo;But fireworks are mostly a particulate matter issue, it&rsquo;s mostly a soot issue.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:53:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 919 at http://wfpl.org Fireworks Lead to Spike in Louisville Soot Pollution