Fire At LyondellBasel Plant Won't Affect HISD
There's a smoky fire at the LyondellBasel plant southeast of town, and most educational experts that learning shouldn't take place next to a smoky fire at a chemical plant.
As many as eight HISD schools could be affected by fumes, depending on which way the wind blows, but district spokesman Norm Uhl says they seem to be catching a break.
"The wind direction is favorable for HISD schools in the area of the chemical plant fire. At this time schools will dismiss on regular schedule," he says.
No shelter-in-place order has been issued by the authorities.
Schools in the area that could conceivably be affected include Chavez High, Stevenson Middle, Park Place Elementary, Rucker Elementary in one direction and Milby High, Deady Middle and JR Harris Elementary in another direction.
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