Which Safeguards Protect Humans and the Environment in Hurricane-Prone Gulf Coast?

While I was in New Orleans, I reported a feature for Free Speech Radio News…

Each time hurricanes like this year’s Ike and Gustav hit the Gulf coast, the high number of petrochemical plants and refineries in the region pose grave environment risks. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated the inadequacies of many petrochemical facilities when million of gallons of oil and petrochemicals entered the Gulf eco-system. But three years later, which safeguards have been taken to protect communities and the environment are still largely a mystery. 

Listen to the full report here!


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