A fertilizer plant battered by Hurricane Ida belched highly toxic anhydrous ammonia into the air. Two damaged gas pipelines leaked isobutane and propylene, flammable chemicals that are hazardous to human health. And a plastic plant that lost power in the storm’s aftermath is emitting ethylene dichloride, yet another toxic substance.
Tabuchi, Hiroko. 2021. “Lack of Power Hinders Assessment of Toxic Pollution Caused by Ida” The New York Times. September 1, 2021.