"Crosby, Texas, Chemical Plant Explodes Twice, Arkema Group Says"

"CROSBY, Texas — A flooded chemical plant near Houston exploded twice early Thursday, sending a plume of smoke into the air and triggering a fire that the firm plans to let 'burn itself out.'

Arkema Group, which is one of the world's largest chemical companies, had warned Wednesday that the plant would catch fire and explode at some point — adding there was nothing that could be done about it.

The plant in Crosby, Texas — about 20 miles northeast of Houston — was inundated by more than 40 inches of rain by Hurricane Harvey and has been without electricity since Sunday. "

Julia Bagg, Alex Johnson and Jason Cumming report for NBC News August 31.


"Explosions Reported At Flooded Crosby Chemical Plant" (Houston Chronicle)

"Harvey-Damaged Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Expected" (MaddowBlog/MSNBC)

"Two Blasts Hit Storm-Crippled Texas Chemical Plant And Company Warns Of Growing Risks" (Washington Post)

"Two explosions reported at Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston in Texas" (KHOU/Gannett)

"Houston Flood: Chemicals Released From Arkema Plant" (BBC News)

Source: NBC News, 08/31/2017