…is Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation, a "recycling" operation in Freeport on the coast where magma-spewing smokestacks are just business as usual. As chronicled by the Texas Observer's  Forrest Wilder, it's also a case study on why the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is an inadequate enforcer of the law. Not for the faint of heart or folks who think the government is already too tough on polluters.

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