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“Chemical accident” at factory in Houston prompts evacuation order

LA PORTE, Texas – A 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius evacuation order from a chemical plant in the Houston area continued until Wednesday night as tank trucks continued to leak irritating chemicals.

Emergency officials said they continue to water the hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) trailer at the Dow Chemical facility in La Porte’s industrial area to minimize the threat of continued explosions. It was.

The Harris County Pollution Control said in a statement that the tank car was overpressured and released the chemical hydroxyethyl acrylate. Chemicals can irritate the nose and throat, the statement said.

Due to the release of chemicals from the overpressure trailer, orders for some shelter-in-places in Laporte, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Houston, were lifted by noon on Wednesday morning.

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“Chemical accident” at factory in Houston prompts evacuation order

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