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Bill Filed To Force Post Katrina Environmental Hazard Reporting Filed

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Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-GA, filed a bill (HR 4139) to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and make public…

Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-GA, filed a bill (HR 4139) to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and make public a comprehensive environmental sampling and toxicity assessment of the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast. The bill notes that there were in Katrina’s path 466 facilities handling large quantities of dangerous chemicals, 31 hazardous waste sites, and 16 superfund toxic waste sites. It notes that three of the waste sites were flooded and 170 drinking water facilities destroyed or compromised. It calls for a pro-active information to alert people in the region on public health and safety threats. (11/1/05)

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