In the US flooded from hurricane Harvey, the chemical plant explosionsUncategorized August 31, 2017
At the chemical plant of the city of Crosby in the South American state of Texas affected by hurricane Harvey, about 02:00 local time, two explosions occurred: on the territory of the enterprise rising black smoke. About it reports a press-service of the company Arkema, which owns the factory chemicals.
As a result of the incident injured Deputy Sheriff – inhalation of chemical vapors. He’s been hospitalized. Also the hospital has treated nine people.
Earlier, in the area of the 2.5-kilometer zone was carried out the evacuation of people out of 300 nearby houses. Roads leading to the dangerous area is blocked.
“An explosion or fire is not to avoid” – a few hours before the incident warned the CEO of the company Arkema rich Rowe.
Employees warned that organic peroxides and other chemicals are stored in several areas in the plant, because the deletion of the following explosions is impossible. According to them, it is best now not to try to extinguish fires, and to give chemicals to completely burn.
Click to enlarge:
On dead plant with a staff of 57 people produce organic peroxides must be kept at a low temperature. Access to storage is difficult because of flooding, but some chemicals plant employees were able to move into containers that are cooled by the diesel generators.
Harvey – tropical cyclone that caused catastrophic flooding in the South-Eastern part of the state of Texas. The first major hurricane landfall in the United States, the strongest in the Gulf of Mexico after hurricane Rita in 2005. In has dropped a record rainfall of
As of noon on August 28 local time at the site where the objects are located Arkema, has dropped more than 100 inches of rain. Now the plant, the water level is about 2 m, you can get there only by boat.