Deer Park issues new shelter-in-place order due to benzene levels

The fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC’s Deer Park tank farm, at 1943 Independence Parkway near Houston, remains extinguished, but a new warning has been announced.

A press release from the company says that as of early March 21, “onsite responders are reporting increased levels of benzene. These levels are below those that represent an immediate risk.”

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management also issued a release that states in part:

The Harris…


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