Over 60% of environmentally contaminated U.S. sites vulnerable to climate change: report

FILE PHOTO: A man holds on to his hat as he walks past a surge of water along Bayshore Blvd in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 60% of a group of contaminated sites in the United States earmarked for environmental clean-up are located in areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a congressional watchdog report released on Monday. The Government Accountability Office found that 945 of 1,571 sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) […]

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