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An Absent EPA Climate Report, And A Tale Of Two Flooded Superfund SitesEnlarge this image toggle caption Jason Dearen/AP Jason Dearen/APHurricane Harvey flooded more than a dozen Superfund toxic waste sites when it devastated the Texas coast in late August.
It does not mention the EPA’s 2014 report on climate change or its recommendations concerning flood risk assessment, and the words “climate change” do not appear.
“She did not comment on the absence of the 2014 climate report from the current EPA website.
Expediting cleanupsAfter Harvey struck, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt traveled to Houston and visited the waste pits and other Superfund sites.
An EPA report predicted the possibility of climate-related problems at toxic waste sites like those in Texas, but the page detailing the report on the agency’s website was made inactive months before the storm.

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