From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Thursday, December 9, 2010:
School counselor Dawn Brashear enjoyed good health until about two years ago.
That was about the same time residents near her school, Woodriver Elementary School, began installing outdoor wood boilers.
Now Brashear has chronic sinus problems, including a cyst, that doctors tell her is related to breathing air pollution.
Woodriver school is located off Chena Pump Road in west Fairbanks and lies in one of the community’s multiple air pollution problem areas.
Brashear was one of more than a dozen people who testified Wednesday before the Air Pollution Control Commission, an advisory panel to Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins.