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Hurricane Harvey-caused water and air pollution likely far higher than residents realize

As the rainfall inched higher during Hurricane Harvey last year, so, too, did the amount of toxic fumes that industrial facilities across the state reported releasing -- until it breached 8.3 million pounds of air pollution.  But companies later reduced the estimates of Harvey-related air pollution by 1.7 million pounds, a steep drop that environmental experts say could have been prompted by Gov Greg Abbott's decision to suspend Texas' environmental reporting rules for months after Harvey.  Read more...



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