"Houston East Side Communities Express Concern Over Chemical Exposure"

"HOUSTON - The Manchester community is one of several on Houston's east side that environmental activists say is concerned about chemical exposure.

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, or Tejas, has teamed up with the Center for Science and Democracy’s Union of Concerned Scientists to publish data they say supports their stance that living in communities near chemical plants and refineries can lead to deadly illnesses.

The 25-page report, titled “Double Jeopardy in Houston,” took a year to prepare, and cites data from the Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about pollution emitted in areas like Galena Park, Manchester and Harrisburg — all of which border various industrial plants."

Sara Donchey reports for KPRC October 27, 2016.

Source: KPRC Houston, 10/28/2016