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Chemical Plant Explosion in Texas

Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:32 pm

A chemical plant explosion at around 1 am Wednesday in Port Neches, Texas sparked a major fire and led to 3 workers in site being injured. A second explosion took place at the plant around 2 pm. The blast was so powerful that homes several miles away were shaken with shattered windows. Initally, people in a half mile radius were ordered to evacuate, but after the second explosion, people in the entire cities of Port Neches and the neighboring city of Groves were ordered to evacuate. Thankfully, there have been no fatalities and the three injured workers have been released from the hospital. Water canons at the blast site dampened the fire significantly and officials are trying to bring the event under control as quickly and safely as possible. Chemicals have possibly been released into the air, and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission with environmental officials have been monitoring the air in the area. It is an unfortunate situation for everyone in the area and thoughts and prayers for everyone affected by the incident. Also, hopefully everyone is healthy considering the possible dangerous chemicals in the air.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ex ... s-n1092396
 
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Re: Chemical Plant Explosion in Texas

Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:11 am

An update on the chemical plant explosion.
The fire is finally contained, though not put out yet and the evacuation order for residents in the area has been lifted. Officials have earned residents not to touch debris as it is possibly contaminated with hazardous substances. This is some good news regarding the situation at the chemical plant in Port Neches.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ma ... d-n1093331

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