Environmental Services Program
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 may impact public safety and the environment.
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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri’s natural resources. Looking Back is a glimpse at a few of the programs managed by the Environmental Services Program.
Statewide Network Of Air Monitoring Sites
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
Missouri Air Quality Conditions and Forecast
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.
The Missouri Environmental Emergency Incident Response Search allows users to search the Environmental Emergency Response incident reports by county, date reported, or incident cause (for example: leaking underground storage tank, vehicular accident, etc.).
- Report an Environmental Concern
- Emergency Guidance for Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste, Fact Sheet--PUB1249
- Environmental Emergency Response Photo Gallery
- Missouri Pesticide Collection Program
Water Quality Studies
- Joplin Tornado Environmental Emergency Response - (05/11)
- Preparing Storage Tanks in Flood Zones - (05/11)
- Environmental Emergency Response - Protecting Missouri 24 Hours a Day (02/10)
Other Links of Interest