Texas Environmental Politics

Texas Just Allowed 763,000 Gallons of Sulfuric Acid Waste Into Its Waters

A tale of how deregulation turns regions into kill zones

There is a price paid by states like Texas that deregulate:

Sulfuric acid waste from Samsung’s semiconductor factory in Northeast Austin leaked into a stormwater pond and then into a tributary of Harris Branch Creek, a discharge that might have gone on for more than 100 days and totaled up to 763,000 gallons…



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