Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 329
Columbia, North Carolina 27925

Contact: Howard Phillips- 252-796-3004 ext 226


News Release

August 4, 2008

Please find attached the last DAQ Evans Rd Fire Status Report for Monday Aug 4th. Full Report (pdf 893kb)

Because the Columbia site is the last site to be decommissioned today and it had a power failure that has resulted in no data since 07:00
Sunday Aug 3, this will be the last DAQ daily report. As of the afternoon of Monday August 4, 2008, the efforts of the ATAST for DAQ
will be ended. A final report will be issued at a later date.

All EBAM units have been or will be sent back to their respective loaning agencies by Tues Aug 2.

The 1 hr maxima at Columbia were observed when winds were generally from the direction of the fire however wind speeds have been fairly low and
other 1 hr averages have been observed that are over 35ug/m3 at other hours of the day when winds were not from the direction of the fire.

The 1hr maximum at WaRO for July 31 - Aug 1 was observed when the winds were not from the direction of the fire.

The AQI Columbia was in the yellow range.

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Jim Bowyer, Ph.D., Chemist III
NC DENR, Division of Air Quality
Technical Services Section, Toxics Protection Branch
1622 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
RALEIGH, NC 27699-1622
Phone: 919-715-7484
Fax: 919-715-0890