Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey’s Wake

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Much of the public health focus in Houston has been on the hazards posed by flood waters, but the city is also facing a crisis in air quality. Even under normal circumstances, “air quality is a big problem in Houston,” says Loren Raun, the chief scientist for the Houston Health Department. “We put out more emissions than any other city.” At least 7 million pounds of pollutants have been emitted in and around Houston as a result of the storm so far, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund.

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