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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."

Houston Matters

What Dangers Does the Chemical Industry Pose to Houston?

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 […]

Houston Matters

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 […]

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Industry and the Environment: Tuesday’s Show (October 6, 2015)

Posted on · On today’s Houston Matters, we examine a pair of developments involving industry and the environment in Houston. First, 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 […]