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Environmentalists take petrochemical giant Formosa to court over plastics pollution

For years, Diane Wilson has tried to get Formosa Plastics Corp. to stop discharging plastic pellets from its sprawling petrochemical complex on the Central Texas coast. This week, she's getting her day in court.

Diane Wilson organizes bags of that contain plastic pellet samples she's collected over the past three years. Seadrift, Texa…
Plastic pellet samples that Diane Wilson has collected over the past three years. She has over 2,000 samples. Seadrift, Texa…
Formosa Plastics plant in Point Comfort, Texas. March 20, 2019.
Poor Boy Bait shop, across the bridge from Formosa in Port Lavaca, Texas. Owner Dora Terry says the plastic pollution has af…
Diane Wilson scrolls through thousands of photos she's taken of Formosa's plastic pollution over the past three years. Seadr…
Diane Wilson talks about her decades-long history battling Formosa Plastics. She's a fourth generation shrimper and says her…
Ronnie Hamrick points out the plastic pellets he collected with a swift scoop of his small net. Point Comfort, Texas. March …
Ronnie Hamrick, a former employee at the Formosa plant in Point Comfort, shows Diane Wilson some of the plastic powder he co…
Contractors hired by Formosa clean up plastic pellets and powder along the bank of Cox Creek. Wilson has said this has been …

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