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Deadly Chemicals And The Risk When Companies Are Accused of Cutting Corners

Superfund site (U.S. Oil Recovery) in Pasadena, Texas
We've been reporting this week on how much Texas communities know about potentially deadly chemicals used by nearby industries. Officials tell us that the majority of companies play by the rules so that residents and workers know the risks. But when some companies allegedly cut corners to reduce costs, the results can be tragic.
Very sad, very sad situation and completely preventable if the guy had had the appropriate equipment.”
—Malcolm Bales, the U.S. Attorney in Beaumont.

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...