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Administrator Jackson Tours Areas Potentially Impacted by BP Spill

Release Date: 04/30/2010
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan,

WASHINGTON – EPA 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.