Texas chemical plant blasts lead to evacuation order

first_imgThree employees were reportedlyinjured in the initial explosion.  WASHINGTON – Around 60,000 people havebeen evacuated from the area surrounding Port Neches in Texas, United Statesafter a series of huge explosions at a chemical plant. It is not yet known what caused theblast, which was felt 30 miles. The first blast at 01:00 local time(07:00 GMT) on Wednesday was followed by a series of secondary explosions.      The plant processes petrochemicalswhich are used to make rubber and resins. According to the company’s website,it can produce 408,233 tons of chemicals.(BBC) The mandatory evacuation zone covers a6.4-km (4 mile) radius of the facility, including the towns of Port Neches,Groves, parts of nearby Nederland and Port Arthur. Around 60,000 people have been evacuated from the area surrounding Port Neches in Texas, United States after a series of huge explosions at a chemical plant. BBC last_img

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