Volume 95 Issue 35 | pp. 4-5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 4, 2017 | Web Date: August 31, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey causes disruptions, emissions, and explosions in Houston area

Chemical companies begin to survey storm’s aftermath
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Tropical Storm Harvey, Gulf Coast, Petrochemical, Texas, Arkema

As flood waters continue to rise, Storage facilities holding highly flammable organic peroxides at an Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, began to explode early this morning, sending black smoke into the air. The facility and area around it had been evacuated and no serious injuries were reported. However, several first responders were treated for symptoms of respiratory irritation.

The explosion was another setback for the storm-ravaged region of the Texas Gulf coast. By Aug. 30, . . .

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