13 Sep '17, 9am

Harvey Flooding Potentially Compromised 650 Chemical Plants

Harvey Flooding Potentially Compromised 650 Chemical Plants

The Union of Concerned Scientists has assembled a list of facilities potentially impacted by flooding related to Hurricane Harvey, and the picture may surprise those who focus on Superfund sites. There are a lot of potential chemical stews brewing along the Gulf coast — 650 of them. The full extent of the environmental impact won’t be known until the sites are assessed, but for now the UCS’s list — culled from satellite images of flooded areas — provides more evidence of the need to invest in infrastructure that resists the impact of intensive weather events. 650 facilities flooded by Harvey (more or less) The flooded areas have been delineated by the Dartmouth Flood Observatory, which uses satellite imagery that resolves to 10 meters, and the facilities list may contain some imprecise or inaccurate locations (the list was gleaned from data compiled by the US Energy Inform...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/09/harvey-flooding-poten...

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