18 Sep '11, 10pm

Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Could Devastate Rivers, Forests | Care2 Causes

Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Could Devastate Rivers, Forests | Care2 Causes

While most of the Hurricane Irene coverage focused on damage to homes and businesses, it’s what the storm did to rivers, forests and wetlands that could be the most costly consequence. During the storm, winds of up to 120 mph ripped through some of the East Coast’s most pristine areas, causing rives to overflor their banks, triggering hundreds of oil, chemical and sewage spills, and washing human waste into protected forest and wetland areas. In order to expedite clean-up of the storm’s damage in these areas, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo advised the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to suspend many of the environmental rules that normally prevent construction and maintenance projects to proceed without a permit. FEMA historically has required entities to obtain a state permit when performing emergency work to ensure that the work is done in an environment...

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