Thursday, June 3, 2010

EPA boss back along the Gulf Coast

EPA Administrator Jackson met with on-the-ground responders to discuss EPA’s ongoing air, water, sediment and underwater dispersant use monitoring.

EPA's air monitoring conducted through Tuesday found that air quality levels for ozone and particulates are normal on the Gulf coastline for this time of year.

The EPA says odor-causing pollutants associated with petroleum products have been spotted along the coastline at low levels. Some of these chemicals may cause short-lived effects like headache, eye, nose and throat irritation, or nausea.


EPA photo: Eric Vance

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