Thursday, July 03, 2008

SMOG WATCH ’08: Status report through June

STATES WITH SMOG PROBLEMS IN 2008 – THROUGH JUNE
Under new EPA standards of 75 parts per billion, averaged over 8 hours

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
**
List of states with unhealthful air quality under “old” standard (84 parts per billion):

Alabama
Arizona
California
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Nevada
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
**
The most bad-sir days (38) have been recorded at the Crestline monitor in San Bernadino, CA. The single worst day of pollution was recorded at Fresno, CA, on June 27, with an ozone reading of 132 parts per billion averaged over 8 hours.

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