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TPC Port Neches Explosion

Nederland, Texas | 2019-Nov-27

Initial Notification: On November 27, 2019, a tank at the TPC facility in Port Neches, TX exploded. Current reports indicate the tank contained butadiene. Facility caught fire. MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC to request air plume model. NOAA SSC has coordinated with NWS Lake Charles, and provided Hysplit model to MSU Port Arthur, along with chemical information for butadiene.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:butadiene
Total amount at risk of spill: unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 58.62′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 56.83′ West