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GALENA PARK: Chemical release causes temporary shelter-in-place

Last Monday, drivers could observed thick smoke and small particles coming out from Pasadena Refining in the 1100 block of Red Bluff. A shelter was in place but has been lifted since then.
Last Monday, drivers could observed thick smoke and small particles coming out from Pasadena Refining in the 1100 block of Red Bluff. A shelter was in place but has been lifted since then.

GALENA PARK – Authorities issued a shelter in place last Monday afternoon, July 25, in Galena Park due to a sulfur dioxide release at the Pasadena Refining refinery. According to reports, the plant located in the 1100 block of Red Bluff suffered a power outage when a tree fell on an office when storms hit the area.

The Houston Ship Channel was shut down from KinderMorgan ship dock 4 to the Magellan Turn Basin. The Washburn Tunnel was also closed temporary.

Thick smoke and small particles could be seen in the air around the ship channel. However, no injuries were reported.