Friday, April 30, 2010

Emergency Response News Advisory (HQ): Administrator Jackson Tours Areas Potentially Impacted by BP Spill


Brendan Gilfillan



April 30, 2010


Administrator Jackson Tours Areas Potentially Impacted by BP Spill


WASHINGTONEPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is touring areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana that could be impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today and tomorrow.


Today, Administrator Jackson joined U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for an overflight of the oil spill, and a meeting with state and local officials.  Later today, the Administrator will tour a stretch of the Mississippi coastline that could be impacted by the spill and hold a community meeting in Waveland, Miss. to discuss the spill and the government’s response. The Administrator will also visit EPA employees at a mobile air monitoring station that EPA has established in the area.


Tomorrow, the Administrator will hold an 8:30 a.m. meeting with community leaders in New Orleans. The Administrator will also tour Plaquemines Parish in New Orleans and meet with representatives of the fishing, oyster and shrimping industries. Additional details on those visits will be released as they become available.


April 30, 2010


4:00 p.m. CST              Administrator Jackson Holds Community Meeting

Leo Seals Community Center

527 Hwy 90

            Waveland, Miss.


May 1, 2010


8:30 a.m. CST              Administrator Jackson Holds Community Meeting

                                    Greater Little Zion Baptist Church

5130 Chartres St.

New Orleans, La.



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