By Emily Foxhall, Houston Chronicle
The Intercontinental Terminals Co. storage tanks were on fire, sending a black plume across Harris County. Some families wondered if they needed to shelter in place. Others questioned whether sheltering in place was safe. Commissioner Adrian Garcia wished for more data.
Part of a nearby state air monitor was offline for some seven hours during the crisis for a quality check. The county, meanwhile, had what Garcia called an “almost nonexistent” ability to measure air pollution from the fire on its own. READ MORE