As Harvey continues to wreak havoc in the Southeast, one issue is starting to emerge as a growing threat to public health and safety: Houston’s vast oil, gas, and chemical production landscape. We’ve already seen accidental releases of chemicals at facilities owned by ExxonMobil, Chevron, and others. Now we are seeing explosions at Arkema’s Crosby facility 20 miles northeast of Houston, due to power failures and flooding. And there remains a threat of additional explosions. Read more >
The Arkema chemical facility in Crosby, Texas. Google Maps image.
Gretchen Goldman, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy
August 31, 2017 1:44 PM EDT