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These Houston residents dream of moving to where the air is clear
On the east side of Houston, the white plumes of the Texas oil and chemical refineries are a constant backdrop for residents of the Manchester neighborhood.

Some residents say the air has a chemical-based smell that they find hard to describe but disappears once they drive a few miles away from the homes that stretch along the Houston Ship Channel, a waterway connecting the plants to the ocean. They claim that the pollution is taking a toll on their health, although the scientific evidence does not prove that.
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Houston, UNITED STATES
The Fernando family moves out of their home in the Manchester neighbourhood of Houston, Texas, U.S., October 3, 2018. They were bought out by Valero as the refinery plans to expand operations. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "POLLUTION HOUSTON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Eugene Barragan washes his van in his yard in the Manchester... more
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Natalie Contreras and her three-year-old daughter Rosalina... more
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Dennys Nieto does routine health checks on herself... more
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Fernando Alejandro loads his car with belongings as... more
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Cesareo takes a break while helping his cousin Fernando... more
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Irma Garcia holds her eight-month-old grandson Efrain... more
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Dennys Nieto looks at decorations made for her quinceanera... more
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Chemical plants and refineries near the Houston Ship... more
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