Police Chief: Smoke from Texas Chemical Plant Fire Not Toxic

A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early on 31 August 2017.

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CROSBY, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in floods was rocked by fires and two explosions early Thursday, but local authorities said the resulting smoke presented “no danger to the community at all.” Arkema Inc. said in a statement on its website that the Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported two explosions and black smoke coming from the plant in Crosby, about 25 miles (40 kilometers)…

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