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January 23, 2013 5:35 PM

Dunes dust blows as far as downtown Santa Maria, study shows

State Parks and San Luis Obispo County air quality officials say they are making progress in resolving their disagreement over controlling unhealthy dust levels on the Nipomo Mesa, but the results of a new study by the air district shows that dusty air from Oceano Dunes often blows as far inland as Santa Maria.

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