Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chalmette Vista Sulfur readings exceed health standards

Chalmette Vista ambient air monitor readings exceed SO2 health standards for three consecutive days.

In late April 2011, sulfur dioxide readings at the Chalmette Vista ambient air monitoring site exceeded the one-hour health standard of 75 ppb with the highest reading of 254 ppb on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. 

Sulfur dioxide readings on Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and April 26, 2011, also reached the 200 ppb level.  The US EPA set the one-hour health standard for SO2 at 75 ppb to protect public health.

The ambient air monitoring data is accessible at this link, under site data, select CH_VISTA

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