The Kennecott Smokestack is a 1,215 ft. high (370.4 meter) smokestack west of Magna, Utah, along SR-201 near the Great Salt Lake. It was built in order to spread the exhaust gases far away from the area of the Kennecott smelter for copper. In 1974, (the year it was completed), environmental rules were such that waste gases could be released in large quantities as long as they were diluted. At that time, up to 48,000 pounds per hour of sulfur dioxide were released. The stack remains as a monument of that time and is still used to exhaust remaining gases after a thorough
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