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UPDATE: Company And Texas Officials Say Fire At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Isn’t Dangerous For Residents

Posted on · ITC says three of the tanks are still on fire and another three are experiencing intermittent fires. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says that, as of 11:30 a.m. on Monday, it hadn't detected "any immediate health concerns at ground level."

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Environmental Regulators Rejected NASA’s Offer To Monitor Air Pollution After Harvey

Posted on · An investigative story by the LA Times reports the space agency offered to deploy a sophisticated airplane to monitor pollution levels over the area the hurricane impacted. The TCEQ says the data it would have collected wouldn't have been useful because it wouldn't have been gathered at ground level.