Chemical Fire Burns At Flooded Arkema Plant In Crosby, Texas : The Two-Manner : Npr

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“The sheriff’s department says that 15 of its deputies went to the hospital after getting close to the Arkema plant, and that all of them have since been released.
“There are nine containers of this kind at the plant, Arkema executive Rich Rennard told reporters Thursday.
ETFire broke out and containers of chemicals burst at the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, early Thursday, confirming fears that highly flammable organic peroxides produced at the plant could pose a threat after Hurricane Harvey knocked out safety systems.
But at a briefing hours later, the county’s emergency and safety officials insisted that nothing at the plant had exploded.

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