Harris County outlines actions taken to enhance environmental protections since 2019 ITC chemical fire

HARC in the News


By Chloe Alexander, KHOU

On Thursday, Harris County officials outlined all the actions it has taken over the past two years to enhance environmental monitoring and enforcement.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said since the ITC chemical fire that happened in Deer Park in March 2019,

county officials have been taken numerous steps to protect the county’s environment against threats to public health and safety.


All families, regardless of zip code, should be able to raise their children without fear of explosions and the spillover effect of poor air quality.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo