Disasters

"EPA Finds Dioxin Exposed At Superfund Site After Storm, Orders Tests"

"Cancer-causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggering calls on Friday for the toxic waste to be permanently moved."

Source: Reuters, 10/02/2017

"Health and Safety Rules Targeted As Trump Begins To Slash Red Tape"

"When disaster hits the chemical plants in Port Arthur, Texas, triggering fires like those that flared in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hilton Kelley is the man fielding panicked calls from neighbors unsure whether they should evacuate their homes."

Source: Reuters, 10/02/2017

"EPA Removes Waste At Texas Toxic Sites, Won’t Say From Where"

"The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of 'unidentified, potentially hazardous material' from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there’s a threat to human health."

Source: AP, 09/27/2017

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