Tag Archives: Evansville

Finally, after several days of BAD air, IDEM issues an air quality alert of SW Indiana

August 27, 2014 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor In case you have not noticed, lately, air quality has been pretty bad around Evansville for several days now. Yesterday, afternoon, fine particles reached a horrible level- 63.97µg/m3, almost twice the outdated … Continue reading

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Duke Energy spills from 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Ohio River near Cincinnati

August 19, 2014  – UPDATE- USEPA serving as on-scene coordinator in Emergency Response to Ohio River Spill  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is serving as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the emergency response to an oil spill that occurred last … Continue reading

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Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity

December 19, 2012- by e! Science News. Editors note: in 2012, data from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management indicated a total of six violations of the current 75 parts per billion Ozone standard.  Researchers in the Department of Health … Continue reading

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Seasonal confusion reigns. But we can’t mention that climate change is happening in the tri-state.

December 3, 2012 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yes it is December and yes most honey bees disappear in late October but this year with November hurricanes and continuing drought encompassing much of the United States, it is clear … Continue reading

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Tri-State air pollution event continues. Looks surrealistic!

November 19, 2012-by John Blair valleywatch.net editor Air Quality in the Evansville region continued to be poor today with fine particles increasing to 39.23µg/m3 during the 9 AM hour. Of course, there was no alert issued since that just does … Continue reading

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Correspondence reveals deceit of Evansville’s supposed environmental protection regime

November 17, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yesterday we complained that Evansville’s air quality was unhealthy but that the monitor which is supposed to verify particulate air quality was conveniently out of service, supposedly for preventative maintenance. Shortly, after our … Continue reading

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Air quality in Evansville is atrocious but of course the official monitors are not working

November 16, 2012-by John Blair valleywatch.net editor Below is a picture I shot this morning of the atrocious air pollution in Evansville today, 11/16. It was basically the same yesterday as fine particles built up in the region. Unfortunately, IDEM … Continue reading

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Athletics and Air Pollution-a fatal mix!

August 4, 2012-by John Blair valley watch.net editor Every summer of late, we see stories about how local athletes deal with heat, especially football players who wear heavy protective clothing and pads. Yes, heat is problem with athletes of all … Continue reading

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Has Spring really Sprung or is it just simply climate change?

January 30, 2012-by John Blair, valley watch.net editor. Sure crocuses have bloomed in January before and mild weather has marked previous winters in the Tri-State, but it seems that everyone is talking these days bout the fact that even in … Continue reading

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Valley Watch calls on Athletic Directors/Coaches to suspend practices during fine particle “alert”

August 2, 2011- by Valley Watch, Inc. Valley Watch, a group whose purpose is to “protect the public health and environment of the lower Ohio River Valley” today is encouraging the region’s Athletic Directors and Coaches to suspend outdoor practices … Continue reading

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