Steven Mufson

Steven Mufson is a staff writer covering energy and other financial news. He has worked at the Post since 1989 and has been its chief economic policy writer, Beijing correspondent, diplomatic correspondent and deputy editor of the weekly Outlook section. Earlier, he spent six years working for The Wall Street Journal in New York, London and Johannesburg and wrote a book about the 1980s uprisings in South Africa’s black townships.

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These stark photos show the charred remains of the Texas chemical fire that ignited after Harvey

Fires and explosions sent plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles and allegedly sickened residents and emergency responders.

In Irma’s wake, millions of gallons of sewage and wastewater are bubbling up across Florida

Power outages cripple sewage pumps as concern about disease spreads in Florida

Florida nuclear plants could take a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. Plant owners say they are ready.

U.S. nuclear reactors have been required to improve their disaster preparedness after an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 devastated the northeast coast of Japan, knocking out essential electrical power to a fleet of nuclear reactors.

In scathing lawsuit, first responders describe vomiting, gasping at Texas chemical plant fire

EPA also orders company to respond to series of questions and supply a timeline of events from Hurricane Harvey