Reference: Flooded by Hurricane Harvey: New Map Shows Energy, Industrial, and Superfund Sites
From the Union of Concerned Scientists (UGS):
Harvey’s unprecedented levels of rainfall in Texas and Louisiana coasts have exacted a huge toll on the region’s residents. In the weeks and months ahead, it is not only homes that need to be assessed for flood damage and repaired, but also hundreds of facilities integral to the region’s economy and infrastructure.
To highlight these facilities, the Union of Concerned Scientists has developed an interactive tool showing affected sites.
The tool relies on satellite data analyzed by the Dartmouth Flood Observatoryto map the extent of Harvey’s floodwaters, and facility-level data from the US Energy Information Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The tool includes several types of energy infrastructure (refineries, LNG import/export and petroleum product terminals, power plants, and natural gas processing plants), as well as wastewater treatment plants and three types of chemical facilities identified by the EPA (Toxic Release Inventory sites, Risk Management Plan sites, and Superfund sites).
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