New evacuation order for Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fire

New evacuation order for Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fireAuthorities issued a second evacuation order in a week for thousands of residents of a Texas city after air monitors discovered cancer-causing chemicals following an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant. Officials issued the order late on Wednesday in Port Neches, Texas, a city of about 14,000 people 95 miles east of Houston, when monitors found elevated levels of butane and butadiene, a cancer-causing petrochemical. Butadiene is the main product of a TPC Group [TPCL.UL] facility in the city struck by last week’s blaze and blast.



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