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Hurricane Season unfolds on our TV screens each year like a hit drama. But what are the long-lasting impacts on the people and communities that experience the effects of extreme weather first-hand?

Jon Sundby

Numerous coal-fired power plants with onsite storage of coal ash waste are in the potential path of Hurricane and Michael. Coal ash ponds can be susceptible to failure or spillage during heavy precipitation events or flooding, with devastating consequences for the environment, wildlife and human health.

Gideon Weissman

Hurricane Florence is projected to affect major agricultural regions of North Carolina and neighboring states, where manure storage in lagoons is common. Leakage from or failure of animal waste lagoons can pose a significant risk to water quality and wildlife, as animal waste contains an array of dangerous bacteria and other pollutants.

Meryl Compton

Frontier Group produced and aggregated resources on toxic and risky sites in the paths of Hurricanes Florence and Michael that may be useful to the public, the media and policy-makers.

Frontier Group's analysis of bacteria in Texas waterways was covered in outlets including Newsweek, the Houston Chronicle, and the San Antonio Express-News.

Senior policy analyst Tony Dutzik published an essay on the future of Boston's transportation system for WBUR's Cognoscenti.

Florida canceled plans to add toll roads along Interstate 275 in Tampa, a project that we highlighted as a "highway boondoggle" in our 2016 report.

The New York Times used coal ash data aggregated by Frontier Group in its overview of toxic threats in the path of Hurricane Florence.

An AP story reported on the finding from Trouble in the Air that the Las Vegas area had 145 days of poor air quality in 2016.