Fort Lauderdale Was Inundated With 1/3 Of Its Annual Rainfall Within Hours

"The city’s main hospital was knocked offline for all but emergency procedures. Floodwaters shorted out the electrical equipment and generators at City Hall. And for the second straight day, one of the nation’s busiest airports was closed, stranding tens of thousands of travelers."

Source: Washington Post, 04/17/2023

Indiana Plastics Fire Extinguished, But Residents’ Health Concerns Remain

"After firefighters spent two days battling an inferno fueled by plastics in eastern Indiana, the fire has been fully extinguished, officials said. “We’re now able to turn our attention to collecting air and water samples to determine when the evacuation order can be lifted,” Richmond Mayor Dave Smith told CNN Thursday night."

Source: CNN, 04/14/2023

"Gulf Drilling Safer 13 Years After BP Spill, But Major Gaps Remain: Report

"The safety of oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has dramatically improved since the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, but progress has been uneven and critical gaps must be addressed to prevent accidents that can threaten workers, the environment and public health, a report released Tuesday by the National Academy of Sciences said."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04/05/2023

"DOJ Sues Norfolk Southern Over Toxic Train Derailment In Ohio"

"The Justice Department filed a major civil suit Friday against Norfolk Southern Railway after one of its trains carrying toxic chemicals derailed near the Ohio town of East Palestine on Feb. 3 and burst into flames."

Source: Washington Post, 04/03/2023


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