Cleanup Of Toxic Firefighting Chemicals At Military Bases: $2 Billion

"It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group of Democratic senators said Tuesday in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee."

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, 09/07/2017

After Refinery Damaged by Harvey, Benzene Is Detected in Houston Area

"The city of Houston, the Environmental Protection Agency and an environmental advocacy group are investigating a potentially hazardous plume of a carcinogenic substance in one neighborhood after a nearby oil refiner reported its operations suffered hurricane-related damage."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/06/2017

Harvey: Chem Plants Release 1 Million Pounds Of Extra Air Pollutants

"Oil refineries and chemical plants across the Texas Gulf Coast released more than 1 million pounds of dangerous air pollutants in the week after Harvey struck, according to public regulatory filings aggregated by the Center for Biological Diversity."

Source: Washington Post, 09/05/2017

Texas GOPers Helped Arkema Lobby Against Safety Rules

"The French company that says its Houston-area chemical plant is spewing "noxious" smoke — and may explode — successfully pressed federal regulators to delay new regulations designed to improve safety procedures at chemical plants, according to federal records reviewed by International Business Times."

Source: International Business Times, 09/04/2017

"A Sea of Health and Environmental Hazards in Houston’s Floodwaters"

"Officials in Houston are just beginning to grapple with the health and environmental risks that lurk in the waters dumped by Hurricane Harvey, a stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste that still floods much of the city."

Source: NY Times, 09/01/2017


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