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E-M:/ Condition Red -- Grand Rapids, Houghton Lake

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

The current PM 2.5 episode in Michigan is intensifying...

Grand Rapids and Houghton Lake go PM 2.5 Code Red -- Unhealthy

Imagery at http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.showmap&pollutant=PM2.5&domain=super&map=24a&date=09/12/2005&standard=US&language=EN
for the overnight period suggests that Grand Rapids, Houghton Lake, a 
site near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and a site near the Door Peninsula in WI
are the most PM 2.5 polluted areas in the United States in the last 24 hours

Grand Rapids hasn't been below 60 micrograms/cubic meter (l hr average) since
about 10 AM yesterday.   Last hour, GR was at 74 ug/M3.

Lansing, Holland, Kalamazoo, Saginaw and Seney (in the Upper Peninsula)
go Code Orange  for PM 2.5 -- Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Imagery at http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/Visibility.html
shows an extensive area of visibility degradation....a region with 4-6 mile
visibility, from the northwestern half of the southern lower peninsula of 
Michigan, the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois, Minnesota
and Iowa with the worst regional visibility in the lower 48 continuous states.

See also http://www.mwhazecam.net for Milwaukee, Mayville, WI, Chicago....

Alex J. Sagady & Associates        http://www.sagady.com

Environmental Enforcement, Permit/Technical Review, Public Policy, 
Evidence Review and Litigation Investigation on Air, Water and 
Waste/Community Environmental and Resource Protection
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