June was a pretty good month with regard to ozone levels, possibly due to the rains the region experienced. The only monitors that experienced moderate levels were the Conroe monitor and UH WG Jones Forest monitor, and that was at the beginning of the latest bi-weekly period. Ozone forms when a mixture of chemicals, mostly
The high ozone trend continues for the greater Houston area, with four ozone action days (May 15-17, and 28) during this period of May 15-28). The top 5 highest 8-hour averages could be found on Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17, as detailed on the below chart. Ozone forms when a mixture of
The Houston area has experienced a significant number of air quality events in the last couple of weeks: On May 2, a fire broke out at a Metton America plastics fabrication plant in La Porte. Firefighters, along with Harris County Hazardous Materials Response Team and Harris County Pollution Control were called to the plant after it was
The following are just a few of the projects that have kept AAH’s staff busy during the month of May: AAH was named a grantee of the 5oo Cities Data Challenge. This grant will support Air Alliance Houston’s work on a health impact assessment (HIA) of the planned highway expansion along I-45. Read more here.