Houston Matters

What Dangers Does the Chemical Industry Pose to Houston?

A 2014 gas leak at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte killed four workers. In response to that accident, the Houston Chronicle obtained chemical inventories of more than 2,500 businesses in Greater Houston to learn which pose the greatest risk to the public. We talk with reporters Matt Dempsey and Mark Collette about what […]

A 2014 gas leak at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte killed four workers. In response to that accident, the Houston Chronicle obtained chemical inventories of more than 2,500 businesses in Greater Houston to learn which pose the greatest risk to the public.

We talk with reporters Matt Dempsey and Mark Collette about what they learned and how it all relates to 2013’s West Fertilizer Company plant explosion, which was recently determined to be caused by arson.

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