Chemical Hearth Mentioned At Flooded Arkema Plant In Crosby, Texas : The Two-Way : Npr

Chemical Fire Reported At Flooded Arkema Plant In Crosby, TexasEnlarge this image toggle caption Google Maps Google MapsUpdated at 10:02 a.m.
ETFire broke out and containers of chemicals burst at the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, early Thursday, confirming fears that volatile organic peroxides produced at the plant could pose a threat after Hurricane Harvey knocked out safety systems.
Because of flooding from Harvey, the plant lost power — and the ability to safely store chemicals that can explode and cause intense fires.
But at a briefing hours later, the county’s emergency and safety officials insisted that nothing at the plant had exploded.
“Arkema says the plant “is in a rural area with no hospitals, schools, correctional facilities or recreational areas or industrial/commercial areas in the vicinity.

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