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1953
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Post Number: 1390
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 8:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've noticed a number of large brown clouds hanging over the city and its southern suburbs this morning. Does anyone know why there is such awful pollution today?
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Gotdetroit
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 8:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cars?
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 8:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

incinerators?
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56packman
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Post Number: 1386
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 9:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

be careful how you define "brown clouds"
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Keystone
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 9:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you ask a philostopher he'll see that you pays!
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Beadgrl
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Probably the humidity.
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Nyct
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 9:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the end of the world?
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 10:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"If you ask a philostopher he'll see that you pays!"

??????
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Keystone
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Someone will figure it out.....
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Crawford
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Frank Zappa. Old school reference.

The air downriver always seems nastier than in other parts of the metro. Definitely a major negative compared to other suburbs.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thank the sewage treatment plant and Zug Island

One day the treatment plant was putting out such a nasty colored cloud I was ticked enough to exit the freeway and look for the source.
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Dougw
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a report on the local news last night about an arsonist on the near west side setting fires at 6 abandoned houses yesterday. (can't find an online reference) So that's one possibility. I did see some general smoke in the air this morning around the I-96/Warren Ave area.
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Fareastsider
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 12:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The southern suburbs always seem to bear the brunt of pollution of the city especially the water. Most of the treatment plants and factories are north of those suburbs.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 1387
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 12:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe Kwame ate too much Sweet Georgia Browns for lunch and has the gasious maximus
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1286
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 2:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Probably the humidity."

Just the sun reflecting off of the clouds. Some light fog developed over parts of the area before the sun rose in the form of low (but not too dense) Nimbostratus clouds.
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Hunchentoot
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I got the reference while reading this forum at work in the ugly part of town where they keep the government buildings (it's so hard to find a place to park around there).
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Rustic
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 8:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thermite?
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 9:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd like to officially apologize to everybody for the Big Brown Clouds. No more crunchwrap supreme's for me I guess.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ewww, TMI!
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1953
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Post Number: 1395
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 9:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think this thread wins a prize for most sarcastic responses.
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Detourdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's that smell in the air?
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Soomka1
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Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 2:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In the late 90's I managed a plant in Taylor so I had to drive across town on I-94 usually right as the sun was coming up. I noticed occasionally that there was terrible low hanging smoke coming from the Rouge Plant. I figured that they did their dirtiest work overnight when no one could see the smoke and sometimes they didn't stop in time for the smoke to be clear by morning.

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