Massive chemical plant fire burns in Texas – Houston Video



Six tanks filled with chemicals used to make gasoline, solvents and glues are burning in Deer Park, where locals are concerned about air quality.

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Texas plant fire intensifies after drop in water pressure

Authorities say a drop in water pressure caused a large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal to intensify overnight and spread to additional storage tanks.

The Deer Park Office of Emergency Management says the fire spread early Tuesday to two additional tanks, bringing to eight the total number of tanks overwhelmed by flames at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

Two of the tanks were empty but the others contain components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.

The water pressure later normalized and authorities say the fire could continue to burn for at least another day.

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  1. And 10 of my comments have been deleted from this news story. 10 of them! Just like every 10 years they burn off all their waste it one of these facilities. Every f**** 10 years you can practically set a watch buy it. F*** you assholes. A lot of us understand what you're doing and it ain't cool.

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  2. The people of Texas are loving Rick Perry for deregulation that caused this to happen. But many businesses have come to Texas to avoid those pesky regulations. Profits over human life and safety, right?

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  3. Ah, the wonderful world of chemicals! As long as it's not in my backyard:)

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  4. Chemical plant on fire and somehow its safe? How the faq is that possible? How stupid are people?

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  5. They need to snuff it out people will be messed up from toxic contact. Ridiculous that big corporations are fined but continue polluting violations

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  6. I hope it come under control and the people around are safe .

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  7. Sure, safe to breathe. Bahahahaha

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  8. Sleazy fake news. Nice try .. liars .. at attempting to look concerned.

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  9. Can you say Class Action Lawsuits everybody…

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  10. So sad to see it. What about the root cause? Please share when you have it. Usually that type of event is caused when missing or loss a lot of process controls.

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  11. They’re concerned about air quality and yet this reporter is just a few football fields away. Good luck.

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  12. They should be evacuated. Seriously no joke. Its a pretty much a hurricane for your body health. They are liars.

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  13. Gas prices are going to sky rocket in April?

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  14. Safe??? Wtf. All these chem company's and such get away with murder year after year an day after day. All in the name of the mighty dollar

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  15. Where the smoke is hot the convection carries the gasses higher into the air…as the smoke cools and collects toward the ground it is more likely to harm people. So, the reporter in the great looking shot near the fire is actually in cleaner air than the people in the down wind neighborhood after the smoke cools and falls.

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  16. Someone probably got fired… oh wait

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  17. Man that is crazy hopefully they can control it soon

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  18. So sick of this, the public and well being of the planet are put at risk everyday so big corporations can make their money. This needs to stop.

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  19. This is global warming the rich want to get richer send them out of American

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  20. They should pay the carbon tax bill , this one is going to be epic ! That is the queen’s oil

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  21. Probably the idiot of Trump lighted up his farts😂

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  22. Irony,
    Its a freaking chemical plant.

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  23. They aren’t trying to put it out, they are helping it burn. They are using water on a chemical fire ? Why haven’t they used foam retardant or powder like with a forest fire

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  24. I could smell and taste burning aluminum. Also smell chlorine. My eyes were burning yesterday.

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  25. Another one? What is up with Texas and giant explosions/fires. They are champs of polluting the dam air. Oil and chemicals, fucking shit up

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  26. All that Engineering and you couldn't put a decent fire sprinkler system in the fuckin building smh… You should have a back up system if the first system doesn't respond.

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  27. I can't find anywhere how it started. hush hush I guess? And the smoke is safe…I think it is a play on words. (of course "the air " is safe to breathe…it's what is in the air that isn't safe to breathe)

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