Environmental Claims

Grain mills and silos have potential to explode from ignition of combustible grain dust, putting workers constantly in danger in Texas and across America. Grain mills produce highly combustible dust and vital safety measures must be taken to guard against massive explosions that can occur. Similar to the dangers with…

In a natural disaster, dangerous pollutants can be released from Houston area refineries. Government agencies shut down sensors during Hurricane Harvey, trusting refineries to report releases of chemicals. Residents of Manchester, a “fence line” community adjacent to oil refineries, complained of a noxious smell during the rains of the hurricane….

Chemical plants may be in your neighborhood – and that can be deadly for tens of thousands of Houston residents. The Houston economy depends on the chemical industry, yet many homes, schools and businesses sit beside the most dangerous chemicals on earth. A chemical accident could wreak a terrible toll…

plant explosion in louisiana

Petroleum processing plants are risky environments. When management puts workers at risk, tragedy can strike suddenly, in Texas and beyond. An earth shaking explosion and fire rocked the Williams Olefins petroleum plant southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in June 2013. Two workers perished and 167 others were injured. Two court…