1 Hurt in Explosion, Fire at Texas Gas Plant 2/9/13
February 9, 2013
LA PORTE, Texas - Authorities say one person has been injured in a fire
and explosion at a gas plant in southeast Texas.
Officials in La Porte triggered an automatic phone call to residents
Saturday morning indicating that the fire was under control and that no
shelter-in-place order had been issued.
The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Y0a8Wy) reports that the explosion
happened at the Air Liquide plant. On its website, the company describes itself
as "the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment."
A company spokeswoman says the facility houses a mix of industrial gases
such as nitrogen and hydrogen that are used in the processing of food, beverages
Authorities at the scene say air monitoring shows no dangerous substances
La Porte is 25 miles southeast of Houston.