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Regulators Make Safety Recommendations To DuPont After Deadly Leak

Posted on · It’s been nearly a year since four workers died in a toxic gas leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte. Last week, federal investigators presented their findings. Houston Matters€™ Maggie Martin discusses the report with News 88.7 reporter Syeda Hasan. Investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board say flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning led to […]

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The Great Invisible: Documentary Tells the Stories of Those Affected By Deepwater Horizon Accident

Posted on · With the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident, a new documentary shows the effect of the disaster on those who survived it, the families of those who didn’t and the people who live along the Gulf Coast. The Great Invisible airs on Houston Public Media, TV 8, Tuesday, April 21, at 10 p.m. Michael Hagerty […]

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The Top Houston and Texas News Stories of 2014: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Posted on · As you prepare to ring in the New Year, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the old one. From the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, to the DuPont plant accident, to the fight over ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft, 2014 was certainly a busy one for news stories. Some stories resonated with […]

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What Went Wrong at La Porte DuPont?

Posted on · On Saturday, four workers died at a La Porte industrial plant about 30 miles east of Houston. The deaths, along with one injury, occurred at the DuPont plant during a toxic chemical leak. We discuss the accident, the plant and the ensuing investigation with Houston Public Media’s energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.


Coast Guard Rescue

Posted on · Three crewmen from a fishing boat are breathing easier today, after the Coast Guard rescued them from their burning boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Jim Bell reports.