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Re: Pollution
« Reply #570 on: September 05, 2017, 03:29:12 pm »

Before Hurricane Harvey                                         After  :P

 

Houston Awash in Chemicals & Toxic Waste   

Toxic waste and pollution are emerging as a top concern as cleanup continued in Houston over the long weekend. Owners of the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, which suffered multiple explosions and fires last week, announced Sunday it would conduct controlled burns of the rest of the chemicals stored at the damaged facility as a "proactive measure."

According to the EPA, at least 13 Superfund sites in the Houston area have been damaged by flooding.

Runoff from chemical plants and oil and gas facilities has also mixed with the city's overflowing sewage system to create a toxic soup in the remaining floodwaters, causing concerns around drinking water systems.

And filings accumulated by the Center for Biological Diversity estimate that over 1 million pounds of toxic pollutants from damaged oil and gas and chemical facilities, including several types of carcinogens, have been released into the air since the hurricane made landfall.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/harvey-texas-superfund-spat

Agelbert NOTE: Fossil Fuel and Chemical Industry reaction to the above irrefutable news (see below):



The Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
Democracy Now!

George Monbiot: We Can't Be Silent on Climate Change or the Unsustainability of Capitalist System

Published on Aug 31, 2017

https://democracynow.org - While Houston continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we look at the media silence on the human contribution to the record-breaking storm. British journalist and author George Monbiot wrote that despite 2016 being the hottest year on record, the combined coverage during the evening and Sunday news programs on the main television networks amounted to a total of 50 minutes in all of last year. "Our greatest predicament, the issue that will define our lives, has been blotted from the publicís mind," he wrote. The silence has been even more resounding on climate-related disasters in areas of the world where populations are more vulnerableómost recently, on the devastating floods across the globe, from Niger to South Asia. Over the past month, more than 1,200 people have died amid flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. This yearís monsoon season has brought torrential downpours that have submerged wide swaths of South Asia, destroying tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals. Meanwhile, in Niger, West Africa, thousands of people have been ordered to leave their homes in the capital Niamey after several days of heavy downpours. We speak with Monbiot, columnist at The Guardian. His book, "Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis," will be out this week.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.. -- Psalm 34:6

 

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