How Harvey Multiplied Houston’s Industrial Pollution
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FEATURING SHAYE WOLF – The city of Houston, Texas is facing a long road in rebuilding from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to the lives lost, the homes and infrastructure destroyed, and the jobs and economy disrupted, there is an additional burden on the public health of Houstonians that originated from damaged refineries and petro-chemical plants.
Houston is a major center of fossil fuel and chemical industries and a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found that nearly a million pounds of the most toxic chemicals were released into the atmosphere because of Hurricane Harvey. What is the long-term impact of this shocking level of pollution and how will climate-related disasters like Harvey be amplified by the concentration of polluting industries?
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Shaye Wolf, Climate Science Director at the Center for Biological Diversity.