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Refineries on the Honor System During Harvey - Callahan Law Firm

Refineries on the Honor System During Harvey

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. No flood, but an irritating […]

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Oil Drilling Can Endanger Texas Residents – Callahan Law

Oil Drilling Can Endanger Texas Residents – Like Colorado

Oil drilling happens around explosive gas near homes in Texas and that’s a problem. Housing and oil booms collide and endanger Texas residents. Oil drilling happens around explosive gas near homes in Texas. That’s a problem. Texas lacks adequate setback laws to protect homes from nearby wells, endangering many thousands of people. A leaking gas […]

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Ignored Plant Safety Led to Explosion Deaths 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 trials and a federal review […]

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