HURRICANE AFTERMATH: HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS

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Houston Flooding Hazardous

Right when you think the big, bad storms are behind us we are reminded that the hurricane aftermath is here to take it to another level. NYTimes.com is covering Houston’s toxic aftermath.

Chemical companies in the city shut down their plants and turned them on again which emitted terrifying amounts of pollutants.

At least 14 toxic-waste sites were flooded. That means that the water washed through the toxic-waste and spread it out wherever the water spread. These toxins are carcinogenic and vary from lead to arsenic to benzene.

Sadly, there’s more: there are oil spills and reports of other chemical leaks as well.

Apparently the Pentagon issued airplanes to fly over the city to spray more poison?!

Read the article on nytimes.com

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