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The People of Harris County: One Year After a Chemical Leak Sickened a Community

On July 14, 2021, a chemical leak at a nearby plant sickened residents in the small Texas town of Galena Park. The event happened at a critical point in Public Health Watch’s investigation of petrochemical pollution in East Harris County — and introduced us to residents, medical experts and local leaders who are fed up with the endless flow of toxics into low-income neighborhoods of color.