September 11, 2017 / 10:21 PM / 2 years ago

US regulator probes Arkema's safety practices after Texas fires

HOUSTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether chemical maker Arkema SA followed safety rules at its Crosby, Texas plant where several chemical containers caught fire after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, an EPA official said on Monday.

The EPA sent Arkema a letter asking for information that would help the agency determine whether the company’s plant had followed chemical accident prevention rules and other parts of the Clean Air Act, according to a copy of the letter the EPA official, who did not want to be named, provided to Reuters. (Reporting By Emily Flitter; Editing by; Andrew Hay)

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