Posted on · Community members that want to move and those that don’t, share some of the same concerns or hesitations. Many are worried about the sentimental value of their homes, paying higher taxes, the lack of affordable housing options for one's budget, and settling into a new neighborhood.
Posted on · The city is beginning the process to move residents who were affected in the cancer cluster area, caused by Union Pacific Rail Yard.
Posted on · The City of Houston announced earlier this summer it would start making plans to relocate residents living near a Union Pacific Rail Yard in Fifth Ward.
Posted on · Residents have been fighting for years to get the site cleaned up and state health officials have confirmed significantly higher than normal cancer rates in the area for both adults and children.
Posted on · The city identified the Gulfton and Kashmere Gardens communities as pilot projects for the plan.
Posted on · The Fifth Ward Cancer Cluster Summit will explore the high cancer rates in the area and find possible solutions for residents impacted by the contaminated Union Pacific Rail Yard soil.
Posted on · The Union Pacific rail yard is contaminated with creosote, a likely human carcinogen. Residents and local officials have been fighting for years to get the site cleaned up.
Posted on · The Houston Health Department announced last week that they had found traces of dioxin -- a highly toxic chemical compound — in all of the samples collected near the rail facility.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local officials take action against Union Pacific, citing pollution in Kashmere Gardens and the Fifth Ward. And we discuss some other legal questions the recent Dobbs ruling has spawned.
Posted on · Officials say they foresee a quicker resolution with the threat of a lawsuit.
Posted on · Critics of the company have called the site a "textbook case of environmental racism."
Posted on · On Friday's show: A powerful toxic chemical has been found in a soil sample in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. We learn what that means for its residents. Then we begin a two-part exploration into the future of live music in the Houston area with an examination of the challenges local venues face putting on concerts.
Posted on · The sample was taken near the Union Pacific railyard, which is contaminated with creosote -- a likely human carcinogen -- that resulted in Kashmere Gardens being deemed a cancer cluster in 2019.
Posted on · The Union Pacific railyard is contaminated with creosote, a likely human carcinogen that resulted in Kashmere Gardens being deemed a cancer cluster in 2019.
Posted on · The sites include a former incinerator, thermal processing facility and two abandoned commercial high rises.