Hurricane Harvey wrecks Valero gas station. Texas Military Department/Flickr
As some of the nation's largest crude processors and refineries shut down their facilities amid "
unprecedented" rainfall and flooding from Harvey, residents nearby are reporting noxious, gaseous smells clouding the air.
"I've been smelling them all night and off and on this morning," Bryan Parras, from the environmental justice group
TEJAS, told New Republic on Sunday.