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Explosion and Fire at Refinery, Deer Park, TX

5900 Hwy 225, Deer Park, TX 77536 | 2023-May-05

Initial Notification: On May 5, 2023, an explosion at the Shell Deer Park Refinery resulted in a fire. As of the time of this report, the fire is still burning, and firefighters are on scene. Fire is in the distillation column, reported to contain cracked heavy gas and cracked light gas. EPA is the FOSC. Currently no impact to the waterway.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:petroleum products
Total amount at risk of spill: unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 42.78′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 7.32′ West