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HCFMO: Fire at INEOS Phenol plant was accidental
Pasadena

HCFMO: Fire at INEOS Phenol plant was accidental

Pasadena, Texas -- A fire that broke out at the INEOS Phenol plant in Harris County, Texas, has been ruled accidental by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office (HCFMO). The incident occurred when liquified petroleum gas (LPG) was inadvertently released from a tank trailer during an offloading procedure, causing a fire and subsequent explosion. According to eyewitness accounts, the fire began when a transfer hose became disconnected from the tank trailer, releasing flammable LPG vapors into the air. The vapors ignited, engulfing not only the initial tank trailer but also two other tank trailers at the facility. The explosion, which resulted from the sudden release of LPG, intensified the fire. Although the damaged tanks will no longer be in use, operations at the INEOS Phenol plant ...
Explosion at INEOS Plant in Pasadena, Texas: What we know so far
Harris County, Pasadena

Explosion at INEOS Plant in Pasadena, Texas: What we know so far

Harris County, Texas - March 22, 2023 - Officials from Harris County, Texas, have provided an update on the explosion that occurred earlier today at the INEOS plant in Pasadena. Judge Hidalgo addressed ongoing safety concerns, stating that Pollution Control and Hazardous Materials teams will remain on-site to monitor the situation and ensure no threat to public health or safety exists. "These incidents continue to happen too often in our community, and that is unacceptable," said Judge Hidalgo. The Harris County Office of Emergency Management was alerted about the explosion at 12:30 PM. The City of Pasadena and its fire department led the response, with support from the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office Hazardous Materials team, Mutual Aid, the Houston Police Department, and other...