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Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident

Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident
The Law Offices of Manuel Solis are now looking to help people that have been affected or believe they may have been affected by the recentIntercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident.

The Law Offices of Manuel Solis are now looking to help people that have been affected or believe they may have been affected by the recent Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident.

What is currently known about the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident is that it began on or about March 17, 2019, and was not controlled until recently. Large storage tanks containing chemicals caught fire and burned uncontrollably for hours.  It has been reported that the tanks involved contained chemicals including Naptha, Xylene, and Toluene. Other reports have stated the tanks at the plant contained gasoline blends, base oils, Xylene, Pyrolysis Gasoline, and Naphtha.  

Reports indicate that in addition to smoke, soot, and ash, various chemicals may have been released into the air or environment including Benzene from the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident.  As of Thursday, March 21, 2019, citizens of Deer Park, Texas have been urged to “shelter in place” out of a concern that Benzene has been released into the environment in the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident.  Benzene is classified in various relevant industry safety publications as a dangerous chemical and as a known and/or potential human carcinogen.

There are health risks associated with breathing or being exposed to these chemicals form the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident. Exposure may also lead to various physical symptom including, but not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Burning, irritation, and redness to eyes, nose, and throat
  • Respiratory / breathing related problems 
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain

International Terminals Company has now begun letting people affected by the plant submit claims for compensation. While the company may pay a small amount for these claims quickly, by taking this compensation, a person may also forfeit their right to seek further compensation or sue. This can be a big problem in the event that a person develops serious health problems in the future. If this person were to take the compensation now, they would then not be able to seek compensation in the future.  

People living or working in Deer Park or any surrounding areas should pay close attention to local news and government updates since this investigation is still ongoing.

If you are currently experiencing these symptoms, we urge you to contact us! If you live or work close to the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Plant Deer Park Incident, we urge you to contact us! If you would like some more information on the incident, we urge you to contact us! Our number is 713-277-7838.

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