What chemicals are in your backyard? Here’s an easy way to tell

HOUSTON – The United States Environmental Protection Agency has an interactive map that reveals the environmental and demographic indicators of particular areas.

Residents can put in an address, select a radius and find Superfund sites, toxic releases, water discharges, air pollution and other environmental issues in a designated area.

Hazardous chemicals and facilities are all over Harris County.

Following the explosion at ITC, Harris County Office of Emergency Management released a report outlining chemical facilities in the county. See pages 10-19 for maps.

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