Deadly Chemicals And The Risk When Companies Are Accused of Cutting Corners

We've been reporting this week on how much Texas communities know about potentially deadly chemicals used by nearby industries. Officials tell us that the majority of companies play by the rules so that residents and workers know the risks. But when some companies allegedly cut corners to reduce costs, the results can be tragic.

Very sad, very sad situation and completely preventable if the guy had had the appropriate equipment.”
—Malcolm Bales, the U.S. Attorney in Beaumont.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.


Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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