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Contact: Walita Kay Williams
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station

Smoke Emissions

Caption: Smoke emissions from debris piles (background) with plastic covers (not shown) were measured in burning mixtures of wood and polyethylene plastic (foreground). The addition of the plastic to the burning wood had little to no effect on trace gas and particulate emissions.

Credit: (U.S. Forest Service/ David Weise)

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