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Arkema Inc. Chemical Plant Fire
Location: Crosby, TX
Incident Occurred On: 08/29/2017
Incident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

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Incident Description
On August 29, 2017, flooding from Hurricane Harvey disabled the refrigeration system at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, which manufactures organic peroxides. The following day people within a 1.5 mile radius were evacuated. As the trailers increased in temperature the peroxides spontaneously combusted on August 31. Officials ignited the remaining trailers, on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The evacuation zone was lifted on September 4, 2017.?
Investigation Status
The CSB's investigation is currently ongoing



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