An explosion at a chemical plant in Shepherd, Texas, sent a large plume of smoke into the air on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. The explosion occurred at around 7:00 AM CST at the San Jacinto County Petroleum Processing Center, which is located on FM 1127.
The explosion caused a large fire, and authorities evacuated residents of the area out of an abundance of caution. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. However, authorities believe that it may have been caused by a leak of flammable gas.
The smoke plume from the fire could be seen for miles. Officials are urging residents to stay away from the area and to avoid breathing in the smoke. . The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is monitoring the air quality in the area.
The explosion is the latest in a series of chemical plant accidents in the United States. In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there were over 17,000 chemical accidents in the United States. These accidents can cause a variety of hazards, including fires, explosions, and the release of toxic chemicals.
The explosion in Shepherd is a reminder of the potential dangers of chemical plants. It is important to be aware of the risks and to take precautions to protect yourself and your family.
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