Environmental Services Program

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24-hour Environmental Emergency Response Hotline 573-634-2436

As part of the Division of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Services Program supports the other programs in the department that need accurate scientific data for their work. To obtain these data, the Environmental Services Program performs field work, conducts monitoring, collects samples and provides laboratory testing for environmental pollutants. The Environmental Emergency Response Section is the department's front line of defense against significant and imminent hazardous substance releases, natural or man-made disasters, or homeland security threats that impact public safety and the environment. 

Meet the Environmental Services Program Director

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri’s natural resources.
As part of the Division of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Services Program supports the other programs in the department that require scientific data for their work. Looking Back is a glimpse at a few of the programs managed by the Environmental Services Program.

Gov. Jay Nixon proclaimed April 28-May 2, 2014 as Air Quality Awareness Week in Missouri.

Check your air quality before you go out. Schedule outdoor activities and yard work in the mornings, particularly if the Air Quality Index is forecasted to reach orange or red levels. You may also check the National Weather Service Air Quality Forecast Guidance.

It is estimated that one out of every three people in the United States is at a higher risk of experiencing problems from ground-level ozone, a contributor to poor air quality. Utilizing the Air Quality Index is simple and free! For more information, visit our Air Quality webpage.

April is National Car Care Month. Car care equals clean air. Visit Reducing Ozone for more information on simple everyday steps you can take to help reduce harmful vehicle emissions. Don't top off! Refuel your vehicle in the early morning or evening.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Drivers using handheld or hands-free cell phones are four times as likely to crash according to the National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC estimates 25 percent of crashes involve cell phones. The number one cause of workplace death is car crashes. For more information visit Health and Safety webpage.


Statewide Network Of Air Monitoring Sites

Map of the air monitoring sites in the state of Missouri. Staff in the air quality monitoring section operate a variety of instruments at many locations around the state as part of a network to monitor air pollutants known to affect people's health. In addition, staff conduct special air quality studies.

The data from air instruments may be used to determine whether an area meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, whether the public is being exposed to unhealthy conditions, to identify air pollution trends, to investigate citizen complaints and to determine the source of air pollution problems.


Air Pollution Web Cameras

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Missouri Air Quality Conditions and Forecast

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Check your air quality before you go out.
Schedule outdoor activities and yard work in the mornings, particularly if AQI is forecasted to reach orange or red levels.

Don't top off! Refuel your vehicle in the early morning or evening. 

Get energy savings! Change your air filters. Tune up your HVAC.


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The Missouri Environmental Emergency Response Search allows users to search the Environmental Emergency Response incident reports by county, date reported, or incident cause (leaking underground storage tank, vehicular accident, etc.).


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