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One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the DuPont Chemical Accident

Posted on · Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. MORE: What Went Wrong at La Porte DuPont? (Houston Matters, Nov. 18, 2014) Regulators Make Safety Recommendations To DuPont […]

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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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Federal Investigators: Chemical Industry Has A Safety Crisis

Posted on · The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the industry it oversees is experiencing a safety crisis. The board investigates industrial accidents, and it says recent deadly explosions and chemical leaks in Texas make a strong case for action. We discuss the issue with News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.

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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.