Explosions Suggested At Flooded Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas : The Two-Way : Npr

Explosions Reported At Flooded Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, TexasThe Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, is the site of explosions or chemical releases Thursday that have forced the evacuation of the surrounding community.
Two explosions were reported early Thursday morning at the plant northeast of Houston, where many residents had already been evacuated.
NPR’s Debbie Elliott reports from Beaumont, Texas:”The plant lost power, and its emergency generators.
Due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the plant lost power — and the ability to keep volatile organic peroxides from exploding and burning.
A chain reaction of explosions is likely, and Arkema warns an environmental release into floodwaters is possible.

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