UPDATE ON ITC PLANT IN DEER PARK

KHOU 11 reports that elevated benzene levels early this morning resulted in a Shelter-in-Place for all company personnel South of Tidal Road between the Deer Park Intercontinental Terminals Company and north of Highway 225. This was only for personnel in that Deer Park plant.

The Houston Chronicle reports that otherwise fire crews had ended the chemical fire at the ITC plant in Deer Park Wednesday. The Harris County Fire Marshall’s office is sending investigators to the site. An EPA representative is on-site monitoring the situation.