Jewel of Denial
Plastics plant on Texas coast blows up, no surprise to local activists
Formosa Plastics is the self-proclaimed “Jewel of the Texas Gulf Coast.” But last week its plant in Point Comfort, Texas … how to put this … blew up, sending workers running for their lives. At least 11 ended up in the hospital. This came as no surprise to activists who have followed Formosa’s decades-long track record of toxic environmental chicanery. Diane Wilson, whose long fight against the company is recounted in her book An Unreasonable Woman, reports on this recent disaster and how it’s all part of a pattern.