Maricopa County

On Wednesday, November 8, emergency sirens will sound briefly around the Palo Verde nuclear plant but there's no cause for alarm.  Palo Verde Generating Station, in cooperation with local and State agencies, is conducting federal-required testing.  58 outdoor warning sirens located within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of the nuclear generating station will be tested during the lunch hour.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County, effective Thursday, September 21, 2017. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard.

This health watch includes the following restrictions:
Open burning and wood burning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County. This includes individuals and businesses which have burn permits for open burning.

Please take action during the health watch by following the tips below:


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