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New Analysis Finds More Than 650 Facilities Exposed to Harvey Floodwaters

WASHINGTON - More than 650 energy and industrial facilities may have been exposed to Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters, according to an analysis released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today.

The analysis, accompanied by an interactive map, looked at energy facilities (refineries, LNG import/export and petroleum product terminals, power plants, and natural gas processing plants), wastewater treatment plants, and three types of chemical facilities identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (Toxic Release Inventory sites, Risk Management Plan sites, and Superfund sites).

UCS experts are available to discuss the new analysis, as well as the following topics related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

  • Chemical impacts after Harvey

See blogs on Superfund Sites and Harvey and As Arkema Plant Burns

  • The link between climate change and stronger hurricanes

See blogs on Irma Gaining Strength and Climate Change and Harvey

  • What must be done to rebuild wisely

See blogs on Protecting Workers Who Rebuild, 5 Things Congress Can DoTrump’s Executive Order and NFIP Reauthorization

  • The effect storm surge and flooding may have on grid and power stations

See blog on Storm Surge and Blackouts


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