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Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

Federal investigators said Wednesday they’ve seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considered moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution. Much of Arkema Inc.’s facility in Crosby, just outside Houston, was placed into the 100-year flood plain in 2007. But its emergency response plan, revised as recently as 2016, offers little direction for containing flood waters. A copy of the plan reviewed by the Associated Press says simply that “care shall be taken to be … Read the referenced┬ástory…

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