There was a big, loud boom and plenty of smoke near Seabrook this morning, but it appears so far that there are no serious injuries attached to an explosion at a chemical plant.
Shelter-in-place warnings are in effect near the American Acryl plant, which is not extremely close, as these things go around here, to any huge residential neighborhoods.
It looks like a bullet was dodged.
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One of the shelter-in-place warnings is for El Jardin; we wrote about how they were trying to stop such developments as plants and Bayport a while back.
For photographs from this morning's explosion, see our slideshow.