Subject:

Dennis Davis

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Lead Plaintiff In "Toxic Town" Lawsuit Dies

    Photo by Daniel Kramer‚ÄčA little over two years ago, the Houston Press published an award-winning story looking into Somerville, a small town 90 miles northwest of here that contained a plant that made railroad ties."Toxic Town" described the high rate of cancer in the town and focused on the lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Railroad Wins Important "Toxic Town" Suit

    Photo by Daniel KramerDennis DavisIn 2007, our Todd Spivak did a feature on  the "Toxic Town" of Somerville, 90 miles southnorthwest of Houston and home to a Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway plant.Residents there have much higher cancer rates than normal, a fact some traced to the arsenic, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Important "Toxic Town" Trial Starts Up Today

    Photo by Daniel KramerThe polluters who turned Somerville into the Toxic Town described in an award-winning Houston Press story may have had a good result in the first lawsuit they faced, but a second one -- beginning a week from today in the town of Caldwell in Burleson County -- may be different. ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

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