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In Harvey's Wake

Watchdog report finds air pollution monitoring fell short during Hurricane Harvey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General found that state and federal environmental regulators didn't start monitoring air quality soon enough during the monster storm, which brought a spike in hazardous emissions from industrial facilities.

A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA after Tropical Storm Harvey passed in Crosby on August 31, 2017.

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