09 Sep '17, 12pm

Majority of Flooded TX Superfund Sites in Low-income Neighborhoods, Communities of Color

For Immediate Release, September 8, 2017 Contact: John Fleming, (213) 785-5400 x 103, [email protected] Analysis: Majority of Flooded Texas Superfund Sites in Low-income Neighborhoods, Communities of Color HOUSTON— A majority of polluted Superfund sites flooded in Texas by Hurricane Harvey are in low-income neighborhoods or communities of color, according to U.S. Census data analyzed by the Center for Biological Diversity. Today’s analysis found that nine of the 16 Superfund sites reported flooded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Associated Press are in communities where the majority of residents are people of color, low-income or both. The potential overflow of toxic chemicals from inundated Superfund sites — designated by the federal government as the most hazardous polluted areas in the nation — poses contamination risks to surrounding ...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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