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TODAY: EPA Administrator Jackson Returns to Gulf Region / Administrator to meet officials, scientists and other local experts on BP oil spill’s potential impact

Release Date: 05/10/2010
Contact Information: Adora Andy andy.adora@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will make another visit to the gulf region on Monday and Tuesday to oversee efforts to mitigate the environmental and human health impact of the ongoing BP oil spill.

The administrator will visit Baton Rouge, Robert and New Orleans, Louisiana seeking a thorough scientific assessment of the spill’s impact on the region’s residents and environment. The administrator will meet with EPA response managers on the scene and review the agency’s on-going air and water monitoring efforts. She will also meet with scientists from inside and outside the federal government – including scientists at local universities and from local organizations – who have unique knowledge of the environmental challenges facing the gulf coast region and to discuss the potential impact of the use of dispersants on the spill on and below the surface of the water.


Administrator Jackson will also meet with BP officials, the Coast Guard and other federal agencies to discuss ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of the spill.

MEDIA: To request an interview with Administrator Jackson, please email adora.andy@epa.gov

For more information on EPA’s efforts in the gulf and for the latest air and water monitoring data, please go to http://www.epa.gov/bpspill

MONDAY, May 10, 2010
12:00 p.m. CST Briefing by Louisiana State University Scientists

          Baton Rouge, LA
          CLOSED PRESS

5:00 p.m. CST Briefing with Federal Agency Scientists
Robert, LA
CLOSED PRESS

TUESDAY, May 11, 2010
9:00 a.m. CST Briefing with Local University Scientists
New Orleans, LA
CLOSED PRESS

11:30 a.m. CST Science Briefing with Local Community Organizations
New Orleans, LA
CLOSED PRESS

1:00 p.m. CST Briefing with Tulane University Scientists
New Orleans, LA
CLOSED PRESS