Chemicals that have drifted across the United States, sometimes by hundreds of miles, are now increasingly moving to places that have no chemical pollution and few residents.
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article Chemists are working to contain the chemical drift.
In the last week alone, regulators have fined more than $2 million in pollution charges, while at least two large chemical manufacturers have stopped manufacturing new chemical products because of the pollution.
In many cases, regulators are looking at pollution as a symptom of a bigger problem: the rapid expansion of the use of chemicals across the country, which has caused widespread damage to waterways, wildlife, and public health.
“I think this is an ongoing problem that has to be addressed,” said David Tarrant, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire.
“But the biggest challenge is not getting the chemicals out of our environment.
That’s what we’re talking about.”
Tarrant said the problem is more complicated than a chemical spill or an accidental spill.
“Chemicals can contaminate our environment from anywhere,” he said.
“What we have to do is manage the contamination in a way that is beneficial for both the environment and the community.
It’s about keeping the community healthy, keeping people safe.”
The EPA, in a statement, said it was working to identify and contain the chemicals in areas with minimal exposure to the public and a small population of people, and to assess whether the pollution poses a public health risk to people living in those areas.
The EPA said the agency will begin issuing a notice of intent to regulate the pollutants as a pollutant under the Clean Water Act, which requires the agency to set a maximum concentration for the chemicals.
“The agency has established a plan to determine how to mitigate the impacts of chemicals in the communities in the Southeast, and we expect to issue a Notice of Intent to do so by the end of the year,” the EPA said.
The agency is also issuing a Notice to Order, which allows for a company to seek a court order to limit its exposure to chemicals.
In the meantime, some residents have taken steps to limit exposure.
In August, residents of the small town of Eufaula, Alabama, said they had taken measures to limit the exposure of their pets to the chemicals that have been drifting.
The town is located near the Gulf of Mexico and the Alabama coast.
The Eufamp Hills subdivision of Euless, Texas, was also home to a chemical manufacturing plant in 2011 that was the site of an accidental chemical spill that contaminated a creek and damaged property, the Austin American-Statesman reported at the time.
Euless was the first of dozens of communities to experience such incidents.
“When you see these accidents, you realize how small you can be,” said Eules’ mayor, Mike DeBerry.
“The most important thing is to do the right thing.
I think we all should be trying to reduce our exposure.”