Houston, Texas -- Monday, July 24, 2017
Andres Cortez, 9, stands atop a playground near his Manchester home. Pictured at back is a Westway Feed Products facility.
Manchester, a small and impoverished community in southeastern Houston, is nestled between the Houston Ship Channel and several sprawling industrial facilities, including the Valero Houston Refinery, Westway Feed Products and Texas Port Recycling. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified dangerous levels of pollution in the Manchester air.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times