Environmental groups say people living near industrial chemical facilities could soon get better information on what’s being spewed into the air around them when accidents happen. That’s thanks to a recent court ruling that ordered the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to make certain facilities report accidental air emissions. Transparency around industrial accidents is a hot topic in Houston, Texas, at the moment, after a chemical facility fire sent smoke into the city’s air for days and closed part of a major shipping channel.
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