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Southeast Texas plant explosions

The recent Port Neches TPC plant explosion is yet another chemical plant explosion in a series of explosions in southeast Texas in 2019. The ITC plant in Deer Park burned for several days in late March of 2019. No one was hurt in the fire, but tanks on the Deer Park property suffered extensive damage. [...]

By |2019-12-03T14:56:41+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents|0 Comments

Massive explosion at Texas chemical plant

A massive explosion in southeast Texas sent fireballs into the air around 1:00 a.m. this morning. The shockwave of the blast damaged walls in nearby structures and shattered windows miles away. The explosion occurred in Port Neches, Texas, near the Louisiana border. People living within a half-mile of the plant have been advised to evacuate. [...]

By |2019-11-27T16:06:08+00:00November 27th, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents|0 Comments

Cleanup continues after Deer Park petrochemical fire

The cleanup of millions of gallons of waste as well as polluted water resulting from a petrochemical fire in Deer Park in March continues four months after the large fire burned. The fire that burned for days at a petrochemical storage site in Deer Park is owned by Intercontinental Terminals Company. ITC must abide by [...]

By |2019-07-23T13:51:19+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents|Comments Off on Cleanup continues after Deer Park petrochemical fire

Investigations begin to find cause of petrochemical disaster

United States investigators are hoping to enter the site of the ITC storage facility in Deer Park, Texas, this week. They hope to find a cause for the disaster and to determine if the operator followed safety regulations. Fumes from benzene-containing fuel and fear of more fires have kept investigators out of the site. Investigators [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:57:34+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Investigations begin to find cause of petrochemical disaster

Texas sues Deer Park petrochemical company

The state of Texas is suing Intercontinental Terminals Company for violating the Texas Clean Air Act. The lawsuit is related to the giant fire at the company's Deer Park petrochemical facility. In addition to the state, four La Porte residents have sued ITC. They're seeking damages of more than $2 million. The U.S. Chemical Safety [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:11:02+00:00March 26th, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Texas sues Deer Park petrochemical company

Deer Park chemical fire intensifies overnight

Two more chemical tanks caught fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co. overnight in Deer Park. The intensification of the fire occurred after water pressure dropped. Eventually water pressure was restored, and emergency crews continued to battle the fire overnight. Most of the chemicals identified in the fire are used to produce gasoline. Short-term exposure to the [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:01:59+00:00March 19th, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Deer Park chemical fire intensifies overnight

Workers file lawsuit after Pasadena chemical plant explosion

Some of the workers who were injured in a recent chemical plant explosion in Pasadena are suing Kuraray America. Eleven of the victims were sub-contractors with Turner Industries, and they were on scaffolds when the chemical plant explosion and fire occurred. Some of those injured fell off scaffolding, some were burnt and some fell as [...]

By |2018-05-29T17:56:56+00:00May 29th, 2018|Chemical Plant Accidents|Comments Off on Workers file lawsuit after Pasadena chemical plant explosion

17 injured at Pasadena chemical plant

At least 17 people were hurt in a fire and explosion over the weekend at a Pasadena chemical plant. The victims of the fire and explosion suffered burns and topical injuries. Kuraray America Eval confirmed the fire and explosion at the Pasadena plant. Officials say that they believe a valve malfunctioned, which triggered the explosion [...]

By |2018-05-22T13:31:41+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Chemical Plant Accidents|Comments Off on 17 injured at Pasadena chemical plant

Fire contained at La Porte chemical plant

A fire at a Solvay Chemical cooling tower in La Porte on January 22 was contained by La Porte firefighters. Officials say that a cooling tower at Solvay Chemical on Independence Parkway caught fire around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. No chemicals were involved in the incident. La Porte firefighters helped contain the chemical plant fire. [...]

By |2018-01-23T14:39:58+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Chemical Plant Accidents, La Porte News|Comments Off on Fire contained at La Porte chemical plant

Shell reports emissions at Deer Park plant

Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported emissions from its refinery in Deer Park, Texas today following a leak of benzene. Shell said the emissions happened over a four-hour period on October 25. They said the cause was rooted in an October 10 incident at the refinery and chemical facility. The material leaking, benzene, has carcinogenic properties. [...]

By |2017-10-26T14:20:52+00:00October 26th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Shell reports emissions at Deer Park plant