Wednesday, June 25, 2003
EPA Lists Todays Westport Air as ғUnhealthy for Sensitive Groups
With summertime temperatures soaring into the 90Ԓs and return of hot, hazy, humid weather, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today listed Westports air quality as ғunhealthy for sensitive groups.
The EPA has 11 ozone monitoring stations in the state, including one at WestportԒs Sherwood Island State Park. Real-time readouts from the stations are available on the EPAs Web site.
As of 7:45 p.m. today, the Westport station was orange, meaning ғunhealthy for sensitive groups. The EPA says that means active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
The ranking was third worse on the EPA scale. shy of the worst air measurements of “unhealthy” and “very unhealthy.”
In last yearԒs data, the Westport station consistently registered as having the worst air quality in the state.