Baytown, Texas is home to a larger per capita chemical processing plant ratio than any other place on earth. Possible hyperbole, but I don't think so.
A quick rundown:

  • Exxon - second largest in the world
  • Dow
  • Huber - carbon black plant smells distinctly of sulpher
  • Chevron
  • Texaco
  • Miles - Don't even know, but they used to be a Bayer plant...
  • others, my brain is too screwed up to remember them.
The reek of the chemical processes in Baytown make it smell literally like shit all of the time.

It is the worst feeling in the world to drive back home and smell shit and know you are almost to Grandma's house.