Coast’s air quality passes test, meets standards
Published: June 27,2013
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi’s three Coast counties meet all the air-quality requirements outlined by federal law. That’s according to a report from the state Department of Environmental Quality.
The Sun Herald reports the MDEQ keeps tabs on what’s in the air throughout the state. In Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, ozone and particulate matter are monitored.
Because of its many industries, Jackson County is also monitored for nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide.
Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency set regulations on air-quality standards nationwide for six pollutants.
Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Region 4 spokeswoman, said MDEQ reports are accurate and show the Coast does not exceed pollutant standards as some larger cities do.
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