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Deer Park, Texas, residents face health problems following a massive fire at the petrochemical plant

"We were held hostage in our own homes," said longtime Dener Park resident Steve Michels. "It was just awful." Concerns over the health risks faced by Deer Park residents were exacerbated over the weekend. On Friday, a barrier wall collapsed at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) facility, unleashing another fire and sending chemical waste into the waterways that led to …

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Second fire on Friday at Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility Cleared: NPR

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Rauch rises from a fire in the Intercontinental Terminals Co. near the Carpenter Elementary School in Deer Park, Texas. The flame was briefly ignited on Friday. Jeffrey Fountain / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Jeffrey Fountain / AP In this photo taken on Tuesday, Rauch rises from a fire in the Intercontinental Terminals Co. …

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Four days after the experiment began, a fire in a Texas petrochemical plant continues to flood the sky with dark smoke

The fire has worried residents because of the strong, dark smoke, even as the authorities tried to assure them that air quality remained in good to moderate range. The fire began on Sunday afternoon in a single tank at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, a warehouse in Deer Park, Texas, and quickly spread to a second tank, the company said. Officials …

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A huge fire at Texas petrochemical plant uses nail polish and chemicals in tanks

DEER PARK, Texas – Monday morning, a massive chemical fire is still burning in a petrochemical terminal that started Sunday morning in Deer Park, Texas. The fire is at the Intercontinental Terminals Company at Deer Park, about 15 miles outside of Houston. The fire started at the terminal, where petrochemical liquids and gases including fuel oil and bunker oil are …

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