Shell Aids in Fighting Neighbor’s Fire

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 @ 04:10 PM gHale

Shell workers helped put out a fire that erupted at a plant near its Deer Park Chemical Plant in Deer Park, TX.

A piece of equipment caught fire Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. inside one of the resin units at Hexion, a third party operator that makes plastic. But Shell’s emergency response team responded to the fire because the oil giant has a mutual aid agreement with Hexion.

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No one suffered an injury and there was no chemical release as a result of the fire.

“Shell would like to thank our outstanding emergency response personnel for their quick and comprehensive response to this issue. The top priority of Shell Deer Park is to operate in a safe and environmentally sound manner,” company officials said.

Officials say there was no risk to the community at any point. They were able to extinguish the fire and the cleaning process is underway at Hexion.

“In accordance with our company policy, we will conduct a detailed investigation of this incident to identify the causes and any necessary measures to prevent such an occurrence in the future,” Hexion officials said.

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