Two employees and one contractor were injured this morning in a TPC Group chemical plant explosion near Port Neches, Texas, about 95 miles east of Houston. People living near the plant have been evacuated.
The initial blast happened Wednesday morning at approximately 1 a.m. with 27 people on-site, according to multiple reports. All three individuals injured were airlifted to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Approximately 12 hours later, a second blast rocked the facility. Reports indicate the fire is still not contained and black debris has been seen floating in the air surrounding the explosion site. According to a TPC Group Statement, air monitoring is being conducted and officials warn residents not to touch the floating debris.
Several news outlets are reporting that TPC Plant has a long history of “high priority” environmental violations in the past decade, resulting in more than $275,000 in penalties.
According to KHOU11 report, the plant has been in non-compliant for 12 separate quarters over the last 3 years, and has received 7 formal enforcement actions over the last 5 years.
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