County commissioner teams up with industry leaders to improve air quality transparency

HARC in the News


By Joshua Mann, Houston Business Journal

A little more than two years ago, in March 2019, a plume of black smoke cut across the sky in Deer Park as a fire broke out at an Intercontinental Terminals Co. facility there.

Adrian Garcia, Harris County commissioner precinct 2, wouldn’t find out for multiple days that one of the chemicals burning was benzene, a carcinogen.

The fire persisted for days, all the while different groups argued about how dangerous the situation actually was, what air quality data to trust and how to interpret it. READ MORE

HARC can train people on the equipment so officials can make good decisions during significant industrial incidents.

Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2