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EPA Last Inspected Flooded Arkema Plant in 2003

Sept. 6, 2017, 7:51 PM

It’s been 14 years since EPA inspectors last visited an Arkema Corp. facility in Crosby, Texas, that saw chemical explosions caused by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, a company official told Bloomberg BNA.

Arkema spokesman Stan Howard, and David Gray, a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 office in Dallas, both said the plant was last inspected under the agency’s risk management program in 2003. The EPA is more likely to inspect high-risk facilities under the program “where offsite consequences impact a large number of people or they have had an accident,” Gray said in an...

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