The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) worked with Unified Command in response to an explosion at the TPC Group Plant in Port Neches, TX. EPA monitored with the Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology aircraft (ASPECT) and had several On-Scene Coordinators and technical support personnel at the Site.
As the threat of further off-site impact from the incident was significantly reduced and the focus of stabilizing the on-site equipment continued, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency transitioned the response and cleanup oversight to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality effective Friday, December 13, 2019.
For accessing the maps of EPA ground air monitoring efforts, ASPECT overflight air monitoring efforts, ASPECT reports, etc. for this emergency response, please click on the Documents tab on the right.
For accessing EPA photos collected during this emergency response, please click on the Images tab on the right.
To access the EPA interactive Story Map, please click on the Story Map image below that will open in a new browser window and provide scrolling information for EPA and TCEQ response information.