EPA asks: What happened to containers swept away in floods?
October 18, 2010
The flooding in parts of Iowa and surrounding states this summer was epic, and the EPA now wants to know what happened to containers, drums
, and other items swept away by the floods. Some of those containers could hold hazardous chemicals like fuels and industrial solvents, and they could be dangerous to untrained individuals trying to handle them, as well as an environmental threat -- particularly to groundwater supplies.
last revised October 2010