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Two explosions heard Thursday morning at Arkema plant

Texas Arkema chemical plant is flooded from hurricane Harvey and poised to explode, according to the company. The plant is in Crosby about 25 miles from Houston. The extent of the danger was not immediately clear. Two people have been sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Update 9:40 AM CT

Operator of flooded Houston-area chemical plant confirms up to 8 more containers could burn and explode.

Update 11:00 AM CT

No sign of dangerous toxicity at Texas blast site, according to the environment agency. Two were taken to the hospital earlier after smoke inhalation.

More to follow…

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