Explosions in chemical plant Houston after flood area

Explosions in chemical plant Houston after flood area

In a chemical factory near the U.s. city of Houston Thursday morning, local time, two explosions heard. Soon afterwards black smoke.

That confirms the French chemicals company Arkema is the owner of the factory in Crosby, Texas. There is the risk that more explosions will take place.

The area around the factory is now closed and residents is at the heart pressed not to go back to the evacuatiezone until emergency services to let them know that the danger is over.

The explosions seem to be on a benzinebrand: explosive and intense. There will be smoke, skin, eyes and lungs may excite, but the long-term consequences would be limited, as outlined in the chemieproducent.

The factory is located in Crosby, 40 miles northeast of Houston. In the factory, organic peroxides are created which are used in the production of synthetic resins, polystyrene and paint.


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Power supply

Previously warned the director that the factory jump now stood at the power supply by the floods in the area is lost. This also works the cooling system and the factory used chemical substances are now heated hit.

Without cooling, they will catch fire and explode, said the ceo of the North American branch of the French chemical company Wednesday.

Houston is already a day plagued by heavy rainfall after hurricane Harvey there last weekend landed. Meanwhile Harvey weakened to a tropical depression, but that does not mean that there is an end to the rain.

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