EPA expands air monitoring in Ida’s aftermath

September 13, 2021
EPA announced it will expand air monitoring in Louisiana communities impacted by Hurricane Ida to determine whether industrial facilities are releasing excess emissions. The Sept. 9 announcement by EPA Region 6 says the agency will begin air sampling using its ASPECT aircraft to assess potential releases at industrial plants as power is restored. EPA is also restarting chloroprene community air monitors near the Denka Performance Elastomers in La Place, St. John the Baptist Parish. The monitors were secured before the...

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