Arkema Chemical Plant Faces Another Lawsuit Over Harvey Chemical Spill

Liberty County follows Harris County as well as individual residents and first responders who sued Arkema.

By Florian MartinMarch 13, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Liberty County has filed a lawsuit against Arkema Inc. When Hurricane Harvey hit the region, the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby flooded. As a result, fires broke out and wastewater tanks overflowed.

In its lawsuit, Liberty County claims this contaminated areas inside the county.

“The county wants Arkema to clean up any type of residual contamination from the fire and explosions,” said Muhammad Aziz, who represents the plaintiffs.

He said residents as far as five miles from the plant suffered symptoms, such as coughing and vomiting.

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