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In Houston, a City with No Zoning, Warehouse Blast Prompts Safety Debate

Houston’s lack of zoning restrictions has left many residents with neighbors they don’t want: petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous materials. That unease was laid bare again last month when a massive explosion leveled a metal fabricating and manufacturing …

Houston Channel Still Closed as Chemical Fire Cleanup Continues; Texas Sues ITC

Vessels will be allowed to enter a tributary to the Houston Ship Channel this morning, a workaround allowing some shipping in the area as the main route into the region remains closed as a result of a cloud of cancer-causing …

Houston-Area Petrochemical Blaze Probe Weighed by Federal Investigators

Federal and local investigators are weighing a probe of the Houston chemical blaze as hazardous compounds waft near the burned-out site. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board “is following up on the incident and should be making a decision to send …