Mayor says Houston ‘open for business’ despite struggling to find drinking water, people not able to get inside their homes and billions in damage repair

Monday, September 4, 2017
By Paul Martin

Mayor Sylvester Turner said much of the folks of Houston was hoping to get back on track after Labor Day
‘Anyone who was planning on a conference or a convention or a sporting event or a concert coming to this city, you can still come,’ he told CBS
Authorities said they would keep monitoring the air, and people living within a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) of the site outside Houston are still evacuated
But floodwaters also have inundated at least five toxic waste Superfund sites near Houston and some may be damaged
Environmental Protection Agency officials have yet to assess the full extent of what occurred
Texas Governor Greg Abbott told CNN the EPA is ‘working on some of them already,’ but ‘they have restraints on their ability to check out some of them just simply because of the water’

DAILYMAIL.COM
4 September 2017

Houston’s mayor insists that America’s fourth-largest city is ‘open for business,’ but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters that Harvey created are by no means resolved.

Mayor Sylvester Turner said much of the city was hoping to get back on track after Labor Day.
‘Anyone who was planning on a conference or a convention or a sporting event or a concert coming to this city, you can still come,’ he told CBS.

‘We can do multiple things at the same time.’

One worry, of further explosions at a damaged chemical plant, eased after officials carried out a controlled burn Sunday evening of highly unstable compounds at the Arkema plant in Crosby. Three trailers had previously caught fire after Harvey’s floodwaters knocked out generators.

Authorities said they would keep monitoring the air, and people living within a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) of the site outside Houston are still evacuated. But floodwaters also have inundated at least five toxic waste Superfund sites near Houston and some may be damaged, though Environmental Protection Agency officials have yet to assess the full extent of what occurred.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told CNN the EPA is ‘working on some of them already,’ but ‘they have restraints on their ability to check out some of them just simply because of the water.’

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