Tropical Storm Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding in southeast Texas — but other dangerous environmental disasters could be on their way, including the leakage of chemicals that could explode or harm people.
Making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, Harvey hit right into the heart of the state’s petrochemical industry. Several plants shut down to brace for the bad weather, but refineries and chemical plants have still been damaged.
Here’s a list of some of the most dangerous environmental threats currently developing in Texas:
Arkema’s chemical plant in Crosby
All residents within 1.5 miles of the plant were evacuated today, as chemicals could catch fire and explode, according to Reuters. The plant has been hit by over 40 inches…