Inversion keeping people indoors

Inversion keeping people indoors

EAGLE MOUNTAIN Utah (ABC 4 News) - Kim O'Donnell is stuck indoors. The inversion prevents him from going outside.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN (ABC 4 News) - Kim O'Donnel is stuck inside.
And he blames it on the inversion.

"It's the worst winter yet," says the Eagle Mountain resident.

He and his wife run an animal rescue. So his job is to prepare food for animals inside while his wife takes care of the animals outside.

"It's been rough," he says. "I dread going out. but there are things that I've got to do."

O'Donnell who has lung problems relies on an oxygen tank to get through the day. Outside his Eagle Mountain home are nasty particulates in the air.
The inversion has been sitting outside his porch since Christmas.
His doctor says its aggravating his condition.

"I asked him how can I prolong my life and he says go to sea level where there's good clean air and it's warmer," says O'Donnell.

But O'Donnell can't afford such a move.
So he is stuck staying indoors while his wife takes care of the animals.

"Other states control pollution," he says. "I just think Utah should too."

Sunday, O'Donnell watched a national network television broadcast a story about Utah's inversion problems.
"Now that we've made national news people are starting to look at it more serious," he says.

And it also make him think how many people will avoid moving to Utah.

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