The Lens: Refinery accident pollution estimates badly need refining

We wrote a guest editorial for The Lens about lessons from the Texas City accident last week:

Talk to anyone who lives near an oil refinery or chemical plant in Louisiana, and they’ll tell you they worry every night about what might happen.

“We go to sleep always ready to roll,” says Sonyja Thomas, a resident of north Baton Rouge near ExxonMobil, the second largest refinery in the nation. She’s had to evacuate before, when the toxic fumes from a late-night accident entered her home.

Our neighbors in Texas are currently facing a similar chemical emergency.

Read the rest of the story here.

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