Environmental hazards in Joplin after tornado
JOPLIN, Mo. (KABC) -- New environmental concerns are surfacing for people in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo.
The hazards range from potential liquid fuel and chemical leaks to soot from smoky fires.
No major spills or other ecological crises have been reported.
State officials relaxed environmental regulations to expedite the clean-up. The waivers allow limited burning of woody debris. Landfills can accept some types of waste that are normally off-limits.
The tornado leveled much of the city and killed more than 130 people.
Meantime, residents remembered fallen heroes and tornado victims on Memorial Day during a special moment of silence.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
storm, rain, tornado, weather
- LAPD cop car crash: 1 officer dead, 1 injured 10 min ago
- Water main break floods Santa Ana neighborhood
- Blind man falls on tracks, survives train
- Bitcoin mystery: CA man denies being creator
- 2 dead in apparent Long Beach murder-suicide
- Baldwin Hills natural gas leak: Repairs done
- Beverly Hills High School gunman threat false
- Drunk gambler sues LV casino following loss
- Russia would welcome Crimea, says top lawmaker
- abcnews: PA woman charged w/ teen's illegal abortion
- US economy adds 175,000 jobs in February
- Pistorius told guard 'everything is fine' 17 min ago
- Washington returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'
- OTRC: 'Scandal' recap - 5 highlights (Spoilers)