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Air Quality Information for Mayflower Area Now Online

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality posts data on its website.
Ever since the March 29th oil pipeline rupture and the spill that followed in Mayflower, people in the area have remarked about the horrible smell it's generating.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is monitoring air quality around the spill site and is posting updates online.

Continuous air quality monitoring is being conducted by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ExxonMobil. The air monitoring data from both EPA and ExxonMobil have been reviewed by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). ADH has concluded that the data results are similar.

Click here to see the data.

As cleanup continues, contaminant levels continue to decrease. To date, the air quality readings have been below levels likely to cause health effects for the general population with the exception of the cleanup areas where the emergency responders are directly working. On-going air monitoring will continue throughout the local community and in the evacuated neighborhood. In addition to meeting air quality standards, additional cleanup efforts must be finalized before residents are allowed to re-enter. Evacuated residents will be promptly notified when conditions for re-entry are met.

ADEQ says this information will be updated throughout the response.

Click here for our other reports on the Mayflower oil spill.
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