USA TODAY THE SMOKESTACK EFFECT

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					      USA TODAY
THE SMOKESTACK EFFECT
  Schools in Louisiana
• Louisiana had 1913 schools that were
reported
• Of those,20 were ranked in the first
percentile
• Wyandotte Early Childhood Center in
Baton Rouge was ranked as the worst
                           Responses
•   Website – prior to publication
•   Sent information to USA today and spoke with Blake Morrison
•   Monitored near Wyandotte and Istrouma High School and took the MAML there
•   Took samples at A.L.Smith in Sterlington and met with the Mayor and the school
    board to report the results – invited local reporters
•   USA Today’s Blake Morrison did a 40 minute interview– local public radio –
    concerning Baton Rouge and the report
•   DEQ monitored in the areas around the schools in the 1st percentile
•   Took grab samples with Summa canisters and used our 21 ambient air monitors
    to complete the data
•   Produced a 52 page report on the results of that monitoring
•   In Lake Charles area, USA today reported that the compound of concern was
    Nickel so we used soil and water data also.
•   Interview with USA today yesterday
•   Ongoing issue
MAML