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Providence, Rhode Island #health Problems

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Climate-change concerns, tied to a proposal,
. . . to expand fossil-fuel infrastructure along the city’s industrial waterfront,
. . . have mostly been met with reassures,
. . . that the natural-gas tank,
. . . will be elevated enough, to withstand projected sea-level rise,
. . . combined with a 100-year storm.

The jacked-up LNG facility,
. . . would add to the port’s collection of imported, and
. . . stored petroleum products such as:
. . . . . home heating oil,
. . . . . jet fuel,
. . . . . natural gas, and
. . . . . diesel.
Buried in the area’s dirt and sediment, and blowing in the wind, are:
. . . . . polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons,
. . . . . total petroleum hydrocarbons,
. . . . . benzene,
. . . . . formaldehyde,
. . . . . cyanide,
. . . . . asbestos,
. . . . . lead,
. . . . . ammonia,
. . . . . arsenic, and
. . . . . polychlorinated biphenyl, a human carcinogen.
Much of the infrastructure in, and around the port, is aging.

2-11-2018 Source:  Providence, Rhode Island #Health problems


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