Houston Matters

How Much Information Should The Public Have Access To After Chemical Plant Incidents?

After an incident at a Chevron Phillips facility in Baytown, Houston Matters discusses why it’s often so hard to get information about such occurrences.


An incident at a Chevron Phillips facility in Baytown Sunday night (April 1) is prompting environmental experts to scrutinize the information available after such events.

Experts argue it's especially important to know what happened after the fallout from the Arkema plant explosion last year.

Houston Matters discusses why there is such a lack of access to information with Victor Flatt, environmental law professor and the faculty director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center.

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