Thursday, September 01, 2005

EPA, Air Force launch surveillance jets in Katrina’s wake

Rob Thormeyer writes in

The U.S. Air Force and the Environmental Protection Agency are deploying aircraft mounted with surveillance equipment to monitor and analyze Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

In an effort to assess the amount of spills and chemical releases along the Gulf Coast, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., EPA on Tuesday started launching Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT) flight missions to conduct overflight assessments of the hurricane’s damage.


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