Georgia and other states are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which is one of the four strongest storms to ever hit the United States since recordkeeping began, according to the Washington Post. With nuclear reactors and superfund sites located all over coastal areas, what happens when storms destroy protective measures, unleashing contaminants into the air, water and land? Who is responsible for the cleanup, notification, and containment?
If you are unfamiliar with a green rooftop, they are rooftop gardens installed to slow runoff, and reduce heat radiation in urban areas. Green rooftops are the wave of the future. Cities throughout the country have passed laws, some of which make installation mandatory in new structures, or when a roof is replaced. Colorado's Denver Green Roof Initiative is one of the strictest in the nation, according to the Denver Post. So, what should you be aware of when it comes to green rooftops?