KMCO Plant Explosion Update – Shelter In Place

4/2/19. There was an explosion around  11:00am at the KMCO L.L.C. industrial plant in Crosby, Texas.  A large black cloud can be seen for miles billowing from the facility.  One death has been reported and several injuries as firefighters fight to put out the chemical plant fire. The KMCO, L.L.C. facility is a processing plant […]

Deer Park Plant Fire Poses Benzine Exposure Risk

ITC plant fire plume could be seen for miles across Houston on 3/17/2019. Despite the best efforts of firefighters and others to control the blaze at Intercontinental Terminals Company ITC plant fire in Deer Park , the fires at a Houston-area petrochemical plant engulfed at least 8 tanks and involved the release of a hazardous […]

$117 Million Awarded Against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys in Talc Asbestos Trial

Earlier this week, a New Jersey state jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and Imerys to pay $80 million in punitive damages after finding that the pharmaceutical company and its talc supplier acted with reckless indifference in selling talcum powder contaminated with asbestos, contributing to a man’s development of mesothelioma. The jury awarded $55 million in […]

Wright Containers Faces Felony Charges for Dumping Toxic Chemicals in Houston

On Friday February 2, a Houston container company was indicted for dumping toxic chemicals into the city’s storm drains. Wright Containers, along with owner Ronald Wright and general manager Gregory Hance, are each facing two counts of intentional water pollution and one count of improper disposal and storage of hazardous materials. The Office of Harris […]

Hazmat Accidents Increasing on Texas Roadways

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Houston area saw more than 1,000 heavy truck accidents in 2017. Large truck accidents alone are cause for concern, but in some cases, the risk associated with a crash reaches far beyond the surrounding traffic. In 2017, about 10% of local large truck accidents involved hazmat incidents. What is […]

Valero Oil Refinery Explosion in Port Arthur, Texas

9/19/2017 Shortly before noon, a large boom followed by huge billowing clouds of black smoke rising into the sky was reported this morning coming from the Valero Oil Refinery located in Port Arthur, Texas. Authorities report that a heavy oil storage tank had exploded on the site. Which came first and the cause of the […]

Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Claims

The recent Arkema chemical plant explosions in Crosby, Texas added to the chaos and stress in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Area residents were evacuated from their homes as dangerous chemicals burned. As plant management stood by and determined that the best course of action was to let the materials burn out, information about violations, […]

Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

FDA Reports Certain Breast Implants Linked to Cancer According to a report released by the Federal Drug Agency (FDA), there is a rare T-cell lymphoma that can develop following breast implantation. The cancer is called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It is considered rare, but women with breast implants involving textured implants particularly […]

The Danger of Salmonella

Salmonella is a particularly harmful bacteria that can damage to the human body if ingested. Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas have recently announced a voluntary recall of five candy products that were made with milk powder due to a potential salmonella contamination. These products were sold in the bakery area […]

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