Toxic Tours

T.e.j.a.s. frequently leads “toxic tours”    through the East End of Houston, where roughly 30 refineries and chemical plants surround neighborhoods and spew toxins into the air. Thousands of people live, work, and attend schools in the shadow of these facilities.

Pictures cannot easily convey the surreal site of this massive petrochemical industrial complex, nor the thick polluted air. Unlike the real thing, this virtual tour will not give you a headache, sore throat or make it difficult to breathe.

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Click to view a map of other toxic sites 

It will, hopefully, make you think about the toxic legacy of pollution and oppression that communities living along the Houston Ship Channel live with on a daily basis.

Click here to view our site factsheet

The virtual Toxic Tour also includes a view into some of Houston’s superfund sites. According to the EPA, these are sites that are uncontrolled or abandoned places where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people.

Click here to view Superfund site map

Contact us if you are interested in joining us on a “toxic tour.”