The latest problem for Intercontinental Terminals Co. (ITC) will not be in their tank farm, but in a courtroom.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced he’s suing the petrochemical company for violations of the state’s Clean Air Act.“The fire cause the release of several air contaminants, including benzene.Most of the chemicals identified in the fire are used in the production of gasoline, and short-term exposure to their fumes can cause fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.”
“The state of Texas works hard to maintain good air quality and will hold ITC accountable for the damage it has done to our environment,” Paxton said in a statement.“ITC has a history of environmental violations, and this latest incident is especially disturbing and frightening. No company can be allowed to disrupt lives and put public health and safety at risk.”
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continues to monitor the air quality in the affected region.