Texas city loses drinking water amid Harvey flooding, chemicals ignite at plant - Washington Post

CROSBY, Tex. — The remnants of Hurricane Harvey carried its wrath up the Mississippi Delta on Thursday, but not before hammering the Gulf Coast with more punishing cloudbursts and growing threats that included reports of “pops” and “chemical reactions ...

Explosions rock flooded Houston-area chemical plant as Hurricane Harvey flood waters engulf Texas - Toronto Sun

CROSBY, Texas — Explosions and fires rocked a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke and adding a new hazard to Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. The plant's owners warned more ...

US Chemical Safety Board says to probe incident at Arkema's Crosby, Texas, plant - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into explosions at a flooded Arkema SA (AKE.PA) chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. In a statement on Facebook, CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen ...

More fires expected at flooded chemical plant - Otago Daily Times

A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA in Crosby, Texas. Photo Reuters. Chemical maker Arkema SA said it expected more fires after two explosions hit its flooded plant 40km northeast of Houston on Thursday, sickening more ...

AP PHOTOS: Searching for survivors in Harvey-swamped homes - News & Observer

Rescuers pounded on doors and shouted for survivors as they did a block-by-block search Thursday of tens of thousands of Houston homes deluged by Harvey. The crews looked for those awaiting help as well as the dead. The official death toll from the ...

Just how dangerous are those chemicals burning in Texas? - CBC.ca

A police deputy was sent to hospital after inhaling fumes from an explosion, fire and smoke at a flooded chemical plant outside Texas. Nine others drove themselves to hospital as a precaution, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. The fire in a ...

Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston - Phys.Org

Mike Cossey, of Bureau Veritas, uses an air monitor to check the quality of air at a police roadblock marking the 1.5-mile perimeter of the evacuation area around the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston ...

Full threat posed by Arkema plant disaster still unknown - Newsline

Two explosions were reported Thursday at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas with the company saying more expected are to follow. The extent of the risk posed by Texas' petrochemical industry in the wake of Harvey is unknown. But according to a ...