Hazardous Substance Releases and Reporting Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, September 24, 2008 [open pdf - 3MB]
From the statement of Gene Green: "On Monday, I toured Baytown, Texas, one of the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Ike. It is actually in our congressional district. The storm surge of about 10 feet went up Galveston Bay into the Sanderson River, causing serious destruction. Hurricane Ike likely caused hazardous releases. One constituent showed me where contaminated flood water damaged his property. While I was there, the constituents called Baytown's local hazmat crew to come and dispose of a barrel of some unknown substance or unknown product that floated ashore in his neighborhood. And it was just a plastic barrel that is commonly used in our industry. This experience made me very concerned about Superfund sites that may have been impacted by Hurricane Ike. All members of the subcommittee should be concerned that the EPA Superfund database lists only 100 sites in this country where human exposure to toxic substances is not under control." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John B. Shadegg, John Barrow, Nathan Deal, Hilda L. Solis, G.K. Butterfield, John D. Dingell, Joe Barton, Bart Stupak, Susan P. Bodine, Mark Johnson, Mark E. Rey, and Anu Mittal.
Serial No. 110-151
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