Toxic Waste Released Due to Florence Flooding Threatens Public Health

On September 14, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas. While Florence made landfall as a Category One hurricane and was later downgraded to a tropical depression, it is estimated that the storm dumped as much of 36 inches of rain in the region. And while the scope and scale of the flooding are unprecedented, the dangers posed by the overflow of manure lagoons and other industrial wastes have been present for decades.

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Headlines: 

1. EPA Releases Data on Small Refinery Hardship Waivers
2. Senator Ernst Says Prospects for New Farm Bill Starting to Wane
3. Members of Congress Ask EPA for Year-Round E15, End to ‘Secret Waivers’ 
4. DOE Funds 6 Projects for Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels
5. EPA’s SAB to Address Biogenic CO2 Framework at Sept. 26 Meeting

 

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