"Harvey Swept Hazardous Mercury Ashore. The Mystery: Its Source."

"CHANNELVIEW, Texas — Public health officials are investigating a case of dangerous liquid mercury that appears to have washed or blown ashore here, east of Houston, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Bobby Griffin found the clusters of shiny silver mercury globules scattered across his San Jacinto riverfront property on Tuesday, a few hundred yards from the San Jacinto Waste Pits, a Superfund site that was inundated during last week’s storm.

Harvey cut a path through industrial corridors, raising concerns about pollution and runoff. Public health officials are especially concerned about flooding at highly contaminated Superfund sites, designated by the federal government for clean up."

Jack Healy and Sheila Kaplan report for the New York Times September 6, 2017.


"Receding Floodwaters Expose Long-Term Health Risks After Harvey" (Bloomberg)

"An Enormous, Urgent Task: Hauling Away Harvey’s Debris" (New York Times)

"ANALYSIS-Hurricane Harvey's Aftermath Could See Pioneering Climate Lawsuits" (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Source: NY Times, 09/07/2017