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Legislation Aims to for More Oversight of Scrap Metal Recycling in Texas

April 26, 2015

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Legislation Aims to for More Oversight of Scrap Metal Recycling in Texas

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Houston area residents who live near some scrap metal recycling facilities are inhaling dangerous levels of a metal carcinogen called Chromium Six. It’s the same pollutant at the heart of the class action lawsuit portrayed in the film Erin Brockovich.

The Houston Chronicle first reported about the pollution in 2012, after the city received 189 complaints over five years about red and yellow smoke, explosions, fire, and difficulty breathing in the affected areas.

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