On Saturday, January 16, 2016, an explosion occurred in Pasadena, Texas in the Bayport complex at a plant run by PeroxyChem. The explosion happened at a tank holding an oil-based cleaning solution. Three people were injured and one person died.
Two weeks ago an explosion occurred in Conroe, Texas at a drilling fluid supplier. Officials have not said what caused the initial fire, if any chemicals washed into nearby water sources, or what chemicals escaped into the air. Currently, the investigation into this incident is ongoing.