Residents told to shelter in place after Texas petrochemical plant fire

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 21, 2019
Residents of a Houston-area community were told to remain indoors and schools were closed on Thursday after a petrochemical plant fire that burned for days released high levels of volatile organic compounds into the air.
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Credit: Wochit News
Published on March 21, 2019 -  00:56
Residents Told To Shelter In Place After Texas Petrochemical Fire
Reuters reports the City of Deer Park, Texas, issued a shelter-in-place advisory to its 34,000 residents Thursday. The advisory came after reports of β€œaction levels” of benzene or other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within city limits. The VOCs in the air were a result of a three-day blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in the city. Residents were advised to remain indoors, close all doors and windows and turn off air conditioning and heating systems.

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