Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Puerto Rico struggles with massive environmental crisis

SeattlePI.com Monday, 16 October 2017
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells. Nearly a month after the hurricane made landfall, Puerto Rico is only beginning to come to grips with a massive environmental emergency that has no clear end in sight. "I think this will be the most challenging environmental response after a hurricane that our country has ever seen," said Judith Enck, who served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency region that includes Puerto Rico under President Barack Obama.
0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

You Might Like


Recent related news

Whitefish Energy Suspends Work In Puerto Rico

Whitefish Energy has suspended all work on Puerto Rico’s electric grid, which it was hired to mend after the devastating hurricane season this year. The...
OilPrice.com - MarketsAlso reported by •PRWebNewsmaxSeattle Times

How Christians are continuing to help hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov 14, 2017 / 12:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, the majority of the island is still...
CNA - Religion

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The director of Puerto Rico’s power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small...
Seattle Times - Front PageAlso reported by •WorldNewsPRWebNewsmax

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane...
Firstpost - WorldAlso reported by •WorldNewsMondaq

Puerto Rico Invites Travelers to be Part of the Island's Comeback This Holiday Season

By Nerisa Eugenia Waterman With the holiday season around the corner, meaningful travel provides a unique opportunity for those interested in giving back while...
WorldNews - Front Page

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order Authorizing Rules For Retirement Plan And IRA Distributions In The Wake Of Recent Natural Disasters - Littler Mendelson

On November 8, 2017, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2017-067 ("EO 2017-067") authorizing the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury...
Mondaq - Legal

Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade, experts say

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria,...
SFGate - Business


Other recent news in Health

BUDGET 2017: Chancellor on funding for NHS in EnglandThe NHS will get extra money - CHANCELLOR
Opioid prescriptions in CANADA on the rise over last 5 years13 tips for avoiding THANKSGIVING stress
Public transit in TORONTO dangerously noisy, study saysIs Parasite From VIETNAM Killing Vets?
INSULIN Pill May Delay Type 1 DiabetesIf The Developing World Can Go Solar, Maybe PUERTO RICO Can Too

Twitter

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+