Storms Leave States in Troubled Waters

Fanuhis, Doug
December 2017
State Legislatures;Dec2017, Vol. 43 Issue 10, p6
The article discusses how hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands residents discovered the same problem that Houston and South Florida faced after hurricanes Harvey and Irma receding floodwaters exposed environmental contamination. Topics include how floodwaters in Texas and Florida were fouled with toxic chemicals and sewage, how gallons of wastewater streamed from a broken pipe and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimation for upgrading wastewater system.


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