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A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality mobile unit is used to monitor air quality near the Houston Ship Channel Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Houston. The efforts to clean up the Intercontinental Terminals Company petrochemical facility, that burned for several days this week, were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. A portion of the channel remains closed. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 23, 2019 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said...
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ABC News
March 23, 2019 - 10:30 am
(DEER PARK, Texas) -- Texas has filed a lawsuit against a company where petrochemicals burned for days and sent thick, black clouds of smoke wafting over the Houston area. Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the environmental lawsuit against Intercontinental Terminals Company on Friday in order...
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Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP
March 23, 2019 - 9:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel.
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Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP
March 22, 2019 - 12:10 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because of dangerous fumes coming from burned-out petrochemical tanks a couple of miles away.
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March 21, 2019 - 10:31 am
ALBANY, Texas (AP) — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house. Big Country Snake Removal, which was called in to help, said the homeowner crawled underneath his home after strong winds disrupted his cable...
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Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 21, 2019 - 8:30 am
HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris County officials said the Guard and hazardous...
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Charlie Tamez and his wife, Dalia Tamez, finish their lunch at Ken's Restaurant, 1122 Center St., as the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 10:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...
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AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File
March 13, 2019 - 9:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he's running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to KTSM Wednesday afternoon confirming the news that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. He wrote: "I'm really proud of...
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AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File
March 10, 2019 - 5:00 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn't ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals.
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AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
March 06, 2019 - 7:58 am
DALLAS (AP) — The fracking boom is gaining speed in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, as Exxon Mobil and Chevron are primed to sharply boost oil production in the next few years. The big oil companies say advances in drilling technology mean that the Permian field can be profitable...
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