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Texas Chemical Plant Blast

New questions about cause of massive Texas chemical plant blast

At TPC Group’s massive, aging petrochemical plant in Port Neches. Texas, near the Gulf Coast, tit was not supposed to be like this. In 2017, the company reached a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to aggressively monitor the air surrounding the facility for 1,3 butadiene — a highly flammable, carcinogenic chemical that had been leaking from the site — and to take speedy corrective action when there was a violation.

What happened next is truly incredible. Records obtained by the Texas Tribune show that instead of going down, toxic emissions at the Port Neches plant soared. On at least three days in the summer and fall of 2019, levels of butadiene at the plant’s fence line spiked to as much as 29 times the level that scientists believe is safe for short-term human exposure.

Pike Radiation: School officials ‘frustrated’ with process after positive radioactive tests

“Kids are not coming back to a school which got an early start to the summer break because of radioactive worries.

Third party testing has not even been done yet, but school officials in Pike County said they wanted to give parents certainty for the fall.

Making things more complicated, the main contact for the federal government working with the district and health officials no longer has that job.

School Board President Brandon Wooldridge tells us he has lost faith in the process.”