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Potential spills at Texas Superfund site after Harvey

The Associated Press reports that local officials reported a spill at a Houston-area Superfund site after Hurricane Harvey. According to the report, PRP Group led a cleanup team that called an emergency federal hotline to report a spill in the Vince Bayou, which is near the U.S. Oil Recovery Superfund site.

The company reported two more […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Pasadena Texas News|0 Comments

Shell restarting Deer Park refinery

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began the process of restarting its 325,700 barrel per day Deer Park refinery on Monday night.

Shell was restarting the Deer Park refinery’s 270,000 bpd DU-2 crude distillation unit, which is the larger of the two CDUs at the Deer Park refinery. Shell shut down the refinery on August 27 due to […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Deer Park News|0 Comments

Petrobras restarts Pasadena refinery

A Petrobras refinery in Pasadena, Texas, restarted their operations over the weekend. The weather and flooding conditions after Hurricane Harvey improved, and the plant was able to start once again.

The refinery plans to be back to normal operations by the end of the week according to a Petrobras spokesperson. The plant in Pasadena has the […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Houston News, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Petrobras restarts Pasadena refinery

La Porte “Chemical Emergency” is contained

La Porte firefighters and a hazmat team contained a chemical spill yesterday after a ruptured pipeline in the petrochemical district led to a shelter inside warning.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, residents of Baytown, La Porte and Shoreacres were given orders to shelter in place, which means they were told to stay inside, shut off air […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Houston News, La Porte News|Comments Off on La Porte “Chemical Emergency” is contained

Lockdown at Pasadena schools after shots fired

Two schools in Pasadena, Texas, were on lockdown yesterday after shots were fired.

Pasadena police investigated reports of shots fired in the neighborhood near Lomax Middle School and Pasadena Memorial High School. Both schools were put on lockdown as a precaution.

The lockdown was later lifted, and all students were safe, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

According […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Pasadena Texas News, Shooting|Comments Off on Lockdown at Pasadena schools after shots fired

Mom and sons shot in La Porte domestic dispute

A mother and her two sons were shot this weekend in a domestic dispute in La Porte, Texas.

Police responded to reports of gunfire in La Porte just off Spencer Highway Sunday night around 9:12 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 50-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man and a 14-year-old with gunshot wounds. […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, La Porte News, Pasadena Texas News, Shooting|Comments Off on Mom and sons shot in La Porte domestic dispute

Man found dead in parked car on Spencer Highway

Pasadena police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a parking lot of a grocery store on Spencer Highway.

Around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, a passer-by saw the man’s body in a car outside the Spencer Highway Kroger.

The Pasadena Police Department says that the 34-year-old man was taken away […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Man found dead in parked car on Spencer Highway

Officials call for culture of chemical security globally

The 2017 Chemical Sector Security Summit took place in Houston last week. The event was co-sponsored by DHS and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, and the summit is all about sharing best practices related to chemical sites and their security.

Speakers discussed that terrorists are seeking out and using chemicals such as those created throughout […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Officials call for culture of chemical security globally

Pasadena Mi Tienda grocery store goes up in flames

Shoppers on Friday night had to evacuate a grocery store on Spencer Highway after a fire started in the Mi Tienda bakery area. Both the Pasadena and South Houston fire departments responded to the fire at around 10:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

No one was seriously injured, and while flames were through the roof of […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Fire, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Pasadena Mi Tienda grocery store goes up in flames

Upgrades on the way for Pasadena shopping center

Baker Katz based in Houston has acquired a 22,000-square-foot shopping center at Fairmont Parkway and Beltway in Pasadena, Texas. New signage, updated landscaping and more are on the way for the Pasadena shopping center.

A development partner said that the shopping center’s location near the Ship Channel in Pasadena makes it highly sought after.

The […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Upgrades on the way for Pasadena shopping center