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Fire at Houston-Area Chemical Plant Prompts Evacuations, Shelter-in-Place Orders

Posted on AllSides November 9th, 2023
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In Texas, an explosion at a chemical plant in San Jacinto County triggered a massive fire, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky. Authorities ordered a nearby school to evacuate and others in the vicinity to shelter in place. The Houston-area plant belongs to Sound Resource Solutions, a maker of solvents for glue and paint remover. The chemicals processed at the plant are highly toxic and have been linked to cancer, among other serious health issues. Texas Democratic state Senator Roland Gutierrez said, “Unfortunately, chemical explosions are commonplace in...

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