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Ida Leaves Toxic Chemicals, Sewage Swirling in Its Wake

  • Storm’s environmental toll emerging: ‘Widespread pollution’
  • Louisiana has received reports of nearly 100 spills, episodes
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WATCH: Flash flooding was trigged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida through the tri-state area.Source: Bloomberg
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Exxon Mobil Corp. released sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide at its Baton Rouge refinery as Hurricane Ida churned ashore. A broken pipeline poured crude oil near a bayou that flows into the Gulf of Mexico. And a miles-long black slick has appeared near an offshore rig off the state’s coast, stirring fears of a spill.

Days after the storm swept through the region, the environmental aftermath is emerging in a petrochemical corridor packed with hazardous-chemical plants and refineries.