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Floodwaters. Floodwaters surround a farmstead in this aerial photograph over Pacific Junction, Iowa, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Major flooding across the U.S. Midwest has reached at least eight Superfund sites in three states, and kept Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff from determining whether any are leaking toxic chemicals as a result.

The EPA said it is unable to access the sites containing arsenic, benzene, cyanide and other toxins, because of the floodwaters inundating the facilities.

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