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9 Workers Hospitalized from Massive Fire at Shell Petrochemical Plant in Deer Park, TX

HeadlineMay 08, 2023

In Deer Park, Texas, nine workers were hospitalized after a Shell petrochemical plant exploded on Friday, spawning a massive fire that burned throughout the weekend. According to the Climate Justice Alliance, about 40% of U.S. residents live within a three-mile radius of high-risk chemical facilities, where they face the threat of leaks, spills and explosions. A disproportionate share of those at high risk are from communities of color.

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