Residents Urged to Move Hazardous Waste Before Floods

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is urging residents in the path of potential flooding along the Missouri River to move hazardous items to safer locations.

The aim is to prevent certain household chemicals from becoming inundated and polluting water.

The regional office of the EPA in Kansas City, Kan., said Tuesday the potentially hazardous household items include such things as over cleaner, drain cleaner, bleach, pool chemicals and anti-freeze. The full list can be found on the EPA’s web site.

The agency says that when possible, flammable products should be removed from potentially flooded areas before flood waters can rise to reach them.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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