In flood-affected during the hurricane Harvey Arkema chemical plant in Crosby County (Texas) lit up the containers with organic peroxides. It is reported by The Associated Press with reference to the Executive Director Richard Rennard.
According to him, there are six such containers, which can also erupt. Press Secretary Arkema Janet Smith said the company expects the remaining containers will light up “for several days”.
It is reported that the flood following hurricane Harvey flooded the backup generators at the plant and broke the cooling necessary for organic peroxides, used in products such as plastics and paint, are not collapsed and not ignited.
A preliminary analysis of the data obtained by airplane observations of the Agency on Friday, showed high levels of airborne toxic chemicals. Expert on chemical safety Sam Mannan said that the height and color of flames from the factory imply incomplete burning of organic peroxides.
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