Recent industrial accidents in the Galveston Bay region — including a barge collision that caused a gasoline odor for days, and a fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s Deer Park facility that sent chemicals into the air and water — have one group seeking answers from state and federal officials.

“It seems like there’s been a real spike in these events, as best the public can tell,” said Doug Peterson, one of the organizers behind an upcoming forum called Local Pollution and Your Health.

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Jimmy Macicek

While you're at it, ask them about the waste pits that have been leaking and overflowing dioxin into West bay at Carancahua lake for years.

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