BREAKING: explosion rocks CHEMICAL PLANT in Pasadena
Holy schnikes, that was a big blast! AP had the details and reported the following on this breaking news story out of Pasadena:
An explosion and fire erupted Wednesday at a chemical plant in suburban Houston, injuring at least one person.
Officials were investigating what caused the blast at the plant in the city of Pasadena.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that the injured person was taken to a hospital. The person’s condition was not immediately made public.
Local news broadcasts showed a large ball of fire at the plant followed by large plumes of black smoke. The fire later appeared to have been extinguished.
Officials briefly shut down nearby roads but later reopened them.
The facility is owned by INEOS Phenol and produces Cumene, an organic compound used to make a variety of things including herbicides and pesticides, cleaning products and auto parts.
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