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Groundbreaking Initiative Provides Big Boost to Air Quality Monitoring In Harris County

Press Releases

01.28.2021

by American Chemistry Council

Industry Grant and Collaboration Help Address Emergency Response Issues

Harris County, Texas (January 28, 2021) – A new collaborative initiative between Harris County, an independent research group and private industry will help enhance daily collection and availability of air monitoring data and improve air quality knowledge during significant industrial incidents.

The new initiative includes the deployment of new equipment and development of new protocols and was made possible through a first of its kind $1 million grant provided to Harris County by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Foundation.

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We look forward to working with the project’s independent Science Advisory Committee and ACC, EHCMA, TCC, first responders, Harris County, other governmental entities, and all the partner community stakeholders and advocacy groups to help enhance Harris County’s and our region’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities.

Dr. Mustapha Beydoun, HARC