ITC Deer Park fire update: Harris County officials discuss environmental monitoring, enforcement efforts since 2019 incident

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By Briana Zamora-Nipper, Click2Houston

Thursday afternoon, Harris County officials provided an update on the county’s environmental monitoring and protection efforts since the 2019 ITC Deer Park fire.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, as well as other county officials and

representatives from a research nonprofit and private industry spoke at the briefing.


We are committed to addressing the root causes of repeated incidents that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations who live in the shadow of industry. 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