Chemical Hazards in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

chemical barrels washed up by Hurricane Harvey

Unprecedented flooding in the Corpus Christi and Houston/Galveston Bay areas caused by Hurricane Harvey has left businesses, residents and first responders in one of the nation’s largest petroleum and chemical processing regions with more to worry about than rising waters. Secondary effects of the flooding have created high risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals in the affected areas, endangering the health and safety of area residents and putting first responders in harm’s way.

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