Never fear, residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex: Those low-flying planes that are buzzing uncomfortably close to your homes and office buildings are actually meant to protect you.
From now until the Feb. 6 Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas, the Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting airborne "spectral photographic environmental collection" runs to ensure that chemical and radiological levels near Cowboys Stadium remain normal. The surveys, according to an EPA press release, will be "utilized by federal, state and local agencies for preparedness activities."
As a Dallas area resident, it's nice to know that the EPA is keeping an aerial eye out. But this makes me wonder: Is there something they know that we don't?