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TPC Group expects to move chemicals this week

January 07, 2020 / Jacob Dick

TPC Group and emergency officials are preparing to finally remove chemicals at the Port Neches plant, six weeks after the initial explosion there. Company spokeswoman Sara Cronin said inspections of all containment vessels and pipelines are still taking place, but TPC expects the first transfers of chemicals from the plant to begin sometime this week. “Right now, it looks like we will be moving material by barge and that is expected this week,” Cronin said. “We don’t know if that will be the mode of transfer for all of it, as that is determined by the results of the structural In early reports to The Enterprise, representatives said the plant had 102 spherical storage tanks and cylindrical atmospheric storage tanks on site at the time of the fire but only 88 had contents.