The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that Hurricane Harvey flooding created a leak in the San Jacinto waste pits. Barrels of waste from the old Pasadena paper plant were buried there.
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Hurricane Irma rocked southern Florida. Thousands were displaced from their homes, and millions were left without power. This wave of record-setting storms has led to inevitable questions: Could we have prepared better? How long will it take to recover? How can we mitigate the effects of a similar disaster in the future?
Extremely high levels of E. coli were found in Houston’s floodwaters.