A recent explosion at a La Porte gas plant on Wednesday shook homes and caused concern as far away as Baytown and Sheldon. Some people were treated at the scene for ear pain and dizziness as a result of the explosion.
The Linde Gas plant, located at 11603 Strang Road, makes chemicals including chlorine, propylene, ammonia, and copper and zinc compounds. Officials for the plant said the blast was caused by a line breach.
This isn’t the first time this plant has had issues. According to the EPA, the plant has not been in compliance with the Clean Air Act since 2015. Additionally, since 2009, the plant has been given $100,000 in fines from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Some of those were for emissions and pollution violations. And just last year, Linde settled a water violation for $20,000. It stemmed from the plant discharging chemicals for nearly six months in 2015.
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