toxic contaminants

Superfund Sites in Path of Hurricane Laura Could Leach Toxic Contaminants

, Research scientist

Hurricane Laura is now predicted to make landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 sometime between Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The expected extreme storm surge also may affect the containment and continued remediation of multiple Superfund sites in these areas, many of which hold chemicals hazardous to human health. This will present a health risks to individuals who choose not to evacuate immediately, and risks to those who return after the storm has passed. Read more >

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