Posted on · To get their own data on what they’re breathing, community groups have been installing air monitors over the past several years, building out a vast network across the region.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The latest on a fatal chemical incident in La Porte, the CDC says vaccinated people should wear masks in certain situations, the week in politics, and country musician Rodney Crowell.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine the history of the Port Neches chemical plant where explosions and a fire occurred last week. An expert walks us through how the impending state takeover of the HISD board might work. A bug expert answers your questions. And we meet a local practitioner of the Haitian Vodou religion.
Posted on · They’re holding a series of town hall meetings to help plan for future environmental disasters.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An update on the fire at a Deer Park chemical facility, details on how Proposition B will be implemented, and a discussion on lingering notions of the reasons behind the Civil War.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn how commercial real estate investors see Harvey recovery as an opportunity. We learn about the potential precedents the Arkema criminal case could set. We discuss the mental health challenges that children face -- especially following a disaster like Harvey. And local author Caroline Leech talks about writing historical fiction for young adults.
Posted on · Process upsets at facilities like this are reportedly are not unusual
Posted on · The missing worker has been identified as 27-year-old Dylan Mitchell
Posted on · U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairwoman Vanessa Allen Sutherland said Wednesday at a news conference that "the facility was not prepared for such heavy rainfall"
Posted on · After Harvey's floods organic peroxides from the Arkema plant, used in a range of products from plastics and paints, to destabilized.
Posted on · Eleven additional plaintiffs and a new defendant have been added to a lawsuit against the company whose manufacturing plant experienced a series of chemical fires as a result of floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.
Posted on · Congress could pass the first relief package for those hurt by Hurricane Harvey before the week is out.
Posted on · Two explosions at the Crosby chemical plant and mandatory evacuations near the Barker reservoir are the latest crisis in the shadow of Harvey.
Posted on · 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 […]
Posted on · A worker was injured Saturday morning when an explosion at the Pasadena Refining Systems Inc. plant started a fire, sending smoke plumes into the Pasadena air. A portion of the Houston Ship Channel was closed briefly while the Coast Guard investigated for any potential chemical releases. According to the EPA, the plant owned by Petrobras, […]