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A Texas community is being bombarded by cancer-causing benzene. State officials have known for nearly two decades.

Posted on · In 2005, Texas regulators documented startling amounts of benzene in a community outside Houston. Instead of solving the problem, they allowed a known benzene polluter to expand — a decision scientists worry could haunt residents for years to come.

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Full Show: Benzene In The Ship Channel, And HISD Ordered To Suspend Superintendent Search (March 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An environmental group finds benzene in the ship channel, HISD is ordered to suspend its superintendent search, a national conference in Houston addresses cyber security issues facing the oil and gas industry, a local apartment locator shares some tricks of his trade, and a local police department plans to purchase gun-mounted cameras.

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Houston Matters

Full Show: Benzene Levels Around Deer Park, And Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (March 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The latest on benzene levels detected around Deer Park, new ways to combat antibiotic resistance, the effect of immigration policy on the construction workforce, and writer Kathi Appelt.

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How Much Oil is Stored in Houston and Is It Harmful to Our Health?

Posted on · Oil prices are down because of simple economics: more supply than demand, which means there's a lot of oil that can't be used. Instead, it must be stored. And as it turns out, an increasing amount of it is being held right here in Houston. Millions and millions of barrels of it. Dave Fehling, News […]

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