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. 

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.
Looking Back is a glimpse at a few of the programs managed by the Environmental Services Program.

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 the Air Quality Index is forecasted to reach orange or red levels.

Don't top off your tank! 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 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.).

Water Quality Studies


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