Government agencies planned to conduct air monitoring tests to gauge the hazard, refinery manager Kollin Schade said during an evening press conference.
The duration and extent of the toxic hazard depends on a variety of factors, such as wind direction and speed, proximity to the refinery and weather events that can trap pollution close to the ground, said Elena Craft, senior health scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund.
Federal officials did not immediately respond to questions about the health risks from the smoke. A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services referred questions to local officials in Douglas County, who could not be reached for comment..
Welcome to Meat Sack, a guide to sports-related body horror. Todayís column is about freezing to death.
Sometimes, right before freezing to death, a person will get naked.
It is also true that a shirtless man, found frozen so rigidly he had to be transported like a desk, whole and immobile, was afterward thawed out and survived. But then again, itís also true that a person can die of hypothermia at temperatures above freezing, like the Army Ranger candidates who froze to death during a training exercise in a Florida swamp. The cold is a murderous thing, but it also holds within it the power to save, like when trauma surgeons pump dying bodies full of chilled liquids, slowing a patientís metabolism and buying precious time. Cold can cause squeals of delight in the summer months, soothe damaged muscles after injury, and steal fingertips, toes, tips of noses. It has left a trail of bodies up Everest. It is a fucking menace..