Coming Soon: Fire Triangle

Part 1 of Fire Triangle drops on January 24, the one-year mark of a toxic explosion in a Houston neighborhood that killed three fathers, injured dozens and tore apart hundreds of homes as residents slept in their beds. Subscribe to this podcast feed to hear it as soon as it comes out.



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In the past two years, about half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers.

Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events. Our team has met with victims whose lives have been changed by chemical disasters. We've spoken with community advocates who are fighting back. We've examined the frayed patchwork of local, state and federal policies around chemical safety. And we've pulled back the curtains to reveal what's going on behind the scenes with competing federal agencies in the aftermath of these disasters.

We want to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?

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Hosted by Texas Public Radio’s Dominic Anthony Walsh, and Houston Public Media’s Katie Watkins

Dominic Anthony Walsh

Dominic Anthony Walsh

Education & Culture Reporter

Dominic Anthony Walsh covers education & culture for Houston Public Media's enterprise team. His work examines the institutions and policies affecting millions of students and families across Texas, with a focus on Houston — home to the largest school district in the state. He comes to the Bayou City after...

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