Toxic sites

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

WASHINGTON/September 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News)(Keywords: EPA, Texas, toxic sites) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why … Continue reading EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma

MIAMI, FL/September 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Dozens of personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency worked to secure some of the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. The agency said its employees evacuated personnel, secured equipment and safeguarded hazardous materials in anticipation of storm surges and heavy rains. The … Continue reading AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma