31 Aug '17, 8pm

Here’s what @EPAScottPruitt has to do with the exploding Arkema chemical factory in TX: https://t.co/4k46Vwwr3t

The Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, had two explosions early this morning , at least one of which was captured by an NBC camera crew . Several law enforcement officers posted to the area went to the hospital for dizziness, headaches, and eye and throat irritation, though the Harris County Sheriff told reporters that, in his opinion, the smoke from the explosions was "basically like standing over a barbecue pit or something like that, where you get smoke in your eyes." But Brock Long, administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told reporters at a separate news conference that the smoke coming from the Arkema plant after an explosion would be “incredibly dangerous." Organic peroxide, which Arkema says is the source of the incident, is a common component in chemical weapons , precisely because it is extremely good at exploding. Today, the International...

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