Houston-area chemical plant at risk of explosion, nearby residents evacuated

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The Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, northeast of Houston, could be at risk of a chemical explosion after suffering damages from Harvey floods, according to multiple reports. Workers and residents within a 1.5-mile radius have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said in a statement on Twitter. Part of France-based Arkema SA, the plant is at 18000 Crosby Eastgate Road and produces liquid organic peroxides that are used primarily in the production of plastic…


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