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EPA installing air monitoring equipment at Kapoho Verizon Tower location. Photo courtesy of EPA

EPA monitoring emissions from volcanic fissures in Puna

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region continues to support efforts to analyze public health threats from volcanic gas emissions, including managing technical data and enhancing multi-agency air monitoring of the emissions. EPA’s work is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

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An EPA employee installs a S02 air monitoring meter in Hawaii. Photo Credit: James T. Ciszewski, Hawaii Department of Health

EPA installing air monitoring equipment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region has deployed emergency responders and air monitoring equipment as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) leaks from Kilauea Volcano have increased during the eruption

Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, but in late April and early May 2018, the volcanic eruption took a dangerous new turn.

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HVNP earns national award for monitoring park’s air quality for public and staff

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has earned the national Safety and Health Group Award from the National Park Service for its work in monitoring air quality within the park, and communicating the information to the public and employees.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has revised its advisory levels to be more protective of people with asthma.

Dept of Health revises sulfur dioxide advisory levels for Big Island

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has revised its advisory levels to be more protective of people with asthma.

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People woke up this morning (Jan 17) and took a look out the window to confirm what their lungs were telling them, the vog is bad today. Hawaii County Civil Defense reported poor air quality conditions in upper Puna and Ka‘u areas of the Big Island due to emissions from Kilauea volcano.

Thick vog smothers East Hawaii, Puna, Volcano and Ka‘u areas

People woke up this morning (Jan 17) and took a look out the window to confirm what their lungs were telling them, the vog is bad today. Hawaii County Civil Defense reported poor air quality conditions in upper Puna and Ka‘u areas of the Big Island due to emissions from Kilauea volcano.

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