ozone levels

Wildfires Send Ozone Pollution High Above Legal Limits

Wildfires Send Ozone Pollution High Above Legal Limits

BOULDER, Colorado, October 9, 2008 (ENS) – Wildfires can hike ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. public health and environmental standards, new research has determined. The study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research focused on California wildfires in 2007, finding that they repeatedly caused ground-level ozone to spike to unhealthy levels…

Texas Refinery Area Meets Federal Air Quality Standard

Texas Refinery Area Meets Federal Air Quality Standard

BEAUMONT, Texas, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – State and federal environmental officials joined representatives from the Beaumont-Port Arthur area today to celebrate the region reaching the national eight-hour standard for ozone. The area covers Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties and contains some of the largest petrochemical plants in the world. “This is an important clean…