Port Neches plant fined $275K for ‘preventable’ violations over past 10 years

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The Port Neches chemical processing plant that exploded into a fireball overnight has a long history of “high priority” environmental violations that could have been avoided with better maintenance, according to a KHOU 11 Investigates analysis of state and federal records.

The violations resulted in more than $275,000 in penalties over the past…


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