More fires expected after blast at Arkema's flooded Texas plant - Reuters

CROSBY, Texas (Reuters) - Chemical maker Arkema SA (AKE.PA) said it expected more fires after two explosions hit its flooded plant 25 miles (40 km)northeast of Houston on Thursday, sickening more than a dozen law enforcement personnel and prompting ...

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 ...

Chemical plant explosion thrusts Arkema into spotlight - New Zealand Herald

NEW YORK (AP) " Arkema SA is not exactly a household name, but its products are found in everything from plastics in automotive parts to adhesives for baby diapers. The company also claims to be the third-largest producer of hydrogen peroxide in 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 ...

Incident at flooded Texas chemical plant poses no threat to public, authorities say - KFSN-TV

Ten deputies were taken to the hospital after an incident at a flooded Crosby chemical plant. KTRK. By Courtney Fischer, Christine Dobbyn and Kevin Quinn. Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:07AM. CROSBY, Texas --. Fifteen deputies were taken to the hospital ...

Fears over Texas chemical plant, as Houston flood eases - Citizen

Storm-battered Texans faced a worrying new threat Thursday as potentially harmful smoke spewed from a swamped chemical plant near Houston, as Harvey's floodwaters began to recede in America's fourth-largest city. Almost a week after the Category Four ...

Harvey's impact: 31 lives lost - WWL (blog)

HOUSTON - As we move into the Thursday morning hours, officials are closely monitoring the situation in Crosby after chemicals led to fires at a plant. Meanwhile, the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is trying to clarify a mandatory ...