It is not a relaxing Thanksgiving for local Port Neches residents and business that were rudely awoken at about 1 am Wednesday. The TPC chemical plant off Spur 136 exploded sending shock waves through neighboring houses and businesses. Broken windows, blasted in front doors, and other damage has been reported.
There is a mandatory evacuation for everything within a half mile zone of the plant, which includes mostly residential properties. So far three injuries are reported and the cause of the explosion is unknown.
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This is not the first explosion in recent news and certainly wont be the last. Some chemical plants are regularly fined but dont change despite the deadly risk. If you have questions or concerns about this recent explosion, contact Dean Law Firm at 281-280-8900.