Comments on: Science Wednesday: BP Oil Spill Data Tools – Part II http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: http://www.carreramoinscher.info http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19913 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:23:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19913 Agree with this statement.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19912 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:29:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19912 Dear Blog,
I was wondering on a similar note, Working in factories would mean that you work with a lot of heavy machinery. This usually equates to a lot of oil spills and leaks as these machines require a lot of maintenance to work smoothly everyday. This is why you will need an effective oil spill absorbent to prevent spills from causing accidents or creating a lot of mess. One such product line that would cater to your needs is the Spilfyter absorbents as they have universal products that can effectively absorb spills of any type and oil-only products that are made for absorbing oil and hydrocarbons only.
All the Best

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By: Downloads http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19911 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:41:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19911 Those are just some of the uses teenagers have for their free music ringtones, what we know for sure is that a few years ago it would have sound silly to think that a new industry will be growing just out of free music ringtones. But this new generation of teenagers is more sophisticated and associated with technology than ever before. At a very young age, they are familiar with computers, cell phones, software, the internet and more.

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By: askthecoolman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19910 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:46:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19910 Great post .Thanks for sharing.Will definately be returning for updates.

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By: Mitch Beard http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19909 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:17:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19909 Can we get these data in EQuIS EDDs or databases?

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By: Ann http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19908 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 20:39:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19908 The data download tool seems to only allow searches of air data. Can you please advise me as to when the other environmental data (e.g. water data) will be searchable?

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By: Anna Louisiana http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19907 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:31:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19907 Thank You for publishing this data. How do you collect your surface water samples?

From my review, it seems as though levels of the Vanadium, Nickel, Toluene and Benzo compounds are deteriorating over time. awesome!

Also, your reporting limits are often higher than your sample result.

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By: KristenEPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19906 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:34:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19906 Dear Amy,

You raise some excellent points about the display of our PM data. We are currently working on improvements to the site and your input will help us make our information more accessible to the public.

The color-coded table you referred to in your comment is a table showing daily Air Quality Index (AQI) levels for coarse particle pollution, also called PM10. This data is from monitors in use in Louisiana. We also have near-real time AQI information available on fine particle pollution for Gulf Coast states – including Mississippi, Alabama and Florida That information is available at http://gulfcoast.airnowtech.org/, or you can link to it from EPA’s BP Spill Response page at http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/air.html#realtime. In addition, forecasts for the next days particle pollution and ozone levels are available at http://www.airnow.gov

You mentioned some PM 10 readings in the code orange range at one of the Grande Isle, LA, monitors. The elevated levels at the Grande Isle 08 monitor have been attributed to windy conditions and beach cleaning that combined to stir up sand along the beach where the monitor is located. Other nearby monitors did not report similar readings, so it appears to be isolated to this particular location.

As part of our effort to determine whether pollutants from the spill may pose health concerns for residents and visitors in the Gulf Coast region we are monitoring the air on shore for several pollutants associated with oil. Results of these samples can’t be posted in real time, because the samples require lab analysis. We have a team of experts examining the results as they come in, and so far, levels have been below levels that would pose long-term health problems. These data can be found on EPA’s BP Spill Response Air Data page. We will continue to work with local officials and the media to inform citizens if we detect air pollution at levels that would require immediate action.

Again, we thank you for your input and we will continue to improve the access to our real-time monitoring and air quality data.

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By: EverGreen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19905 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 18:36:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19905 Ms Melissa and the team, I appreciate all you are doing. And wanted to share something I read about the bio-remediation process using “Oilzapper”, the Oilzapper is essentially a cocktail of five different bacterial strains that are immobilized and mixed with a carrier material (powdered corncob).
For more information you can refer; http://www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46

I wanted your help to know that whether this can work in cleaning the BP Spill and if yes, can you help to inform the concerned authorities about it so they can take action on cleaning the water.

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By: Amy Mutual http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/data-tools-2/#comment-19904 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:19:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3365#comment-19904 I would like to see the same color-coded chart the EPA is currently posting for LA for MS-AL-FL on the site. Also, why can’t this data be posted real-time, instead of the following day? Those of us who live on the Gulf Coast are very concerned about air quailty. Some of the levels shown in the data tables available for download are well above the hazardous levels, and we don’t ever hear about it. How are we supposed to know when the EPA sees a 2-5 hr period of time when it is unsafe for us to be outdoors.

It is absolutely wrong to let us think it is safe here if it isn’t, and according to the data tables it clearly isn’t in certain areas. There are thousands of people here -children, moms, dads, elderly -that need to know if and when it is unsafe to be outside. We also need to know if we need to move permanently. It is the EPA’s responsibility and duty to report to us, in real-time, if the conditions here are hazardous to our health -both short-term and long-term.

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