1. Residents told to evacuate on risk of explosion at Texas chemical plant

Residents told to evacuate on risk of explosion at Texas chemical plant

All residents within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of a chemical plant in southeast Texas were told to evacuate as a "precautionary measure" on Tuesday because of the rising risk of an explosion.

By: | Published: August 30, 2017 5:46 AM
texas chemical plant, explosion in texas, chemical explosion, chemical plant explosion, texas chemical crisis The owner of the plant said in a statement the situation at its Crosby, Texas, plant “has become serious” and evacuated all of its staff from the facility. (Representational Image: Reuters)

All residents within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of a chemical plant in southeast Texas were told to evacuate as a “precautionary measure” on Tuesday because of the rising risk of an explosion, the local fire marshal’s office said in a Twitter message. Earlier on Tuesday, the owner of the plant, Arkema SA, said in a statement the situation at its Crosby, Texas, plant “has become serious” and evacuated all of its staff from the facility.

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