Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Clean Air Watch Smog Watch Survey: smog problems up in September

[for some additional context, check http://cleanairwatchpressroom.blogspot.com/2011/10/clean-air-watch-smog-survey-smog.html ]

“Code Orange” or “Code Red“ Smog Days were up by nearly a third in September 2011 compared to the previous year.

Total “Code Orange” or “Code Red” (monitored readings above 75 parts per billion ozone) Smog Days in September 2011

1,038

Compared to 785 in September 2010

A 32% increase


Total Smog Days through September 30, 2011

5,313

Compared to 3,908 in 2010 through September

36 percent increase

22 States with “Code Orange” or “Code Red” problems in September 2011

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Missouri
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Compared to September 2010 (24 plus DC)

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
DC
Georgia
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia

Total number of states with “Code Orange” or “Code Red” Smog Days in 2011, through September: 39 plus DC

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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