A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA after Tropical Storm Harvey passed in Crosby, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Chemical reactions at a flooded Texas factory resulted in a large fire on Friday sending thick black smoke hundreds of feet into the air. It's the second blaze in as many days at the factory northeast...
An oil refinery and storage facility is pictured along Buffalo Bayou, also known as the Houston ship channel, south of downtown Houston January 30, 2012. Union and oil company negotiators resumed talks on Monday after union leaders told workers to prepare for a strike within 48 hours that could shut down 6 percent of U.S. refinery capacity and cause gasoline prices to rise at a time when the country is struggling to sustain a fragile economic recovery. REUTERS/Richard Carson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY EMPLOYMENT)
The company had earlier said an explosion or fire was inevitable.
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Flooding swamped backup generators, and volatile chemicals are getting warm enough to ignite. "There's no way to prevent it," the CEO said.
The focus now turns to the clean-up effort.
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