Beaumont, Texas – On November 27, Unified Command was established to respond to the TPC Group Port Neches Operations explosion that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. at the facility located at 2102 TX-136 Spur, Port Neches, Texas involving a processing unit on November 27. As a result of the incident in Port Neches, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and TPC Group have been fully integrated into Unified Command. The Unified Command (UC) structure ensures a unified approach to addressing the incident through a coordinated response structure.
The event is still ongoing, and Emergency Response crews remain on site working to manage the incident. The Company continues to work closely with the county and Emergency Response Personnel to get this situation under control as safely and as quickly as possible and to prevent further impacts.
Throughout the day, TPC Group has worked with local and state agencies regarding air quality monitoring. There are 20 air monitoring stations set-up across the region, in addition to routine fence line monitoring. The real-time air monitoring results continue to show no actionable levels above state and federal regulatory guidelines.
TPC Group remains focused on protecting the safety of responders and the public and minimizing any impact to the environment. We encourage area residents to stay tuned to information from Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management and the local media.
TPC Group has established a Community Assistance Helpline for area residents who have been impacted by the event. Affected community members can contact the TPC Community Assistance Helpline at 866-601-5880 to file a claim with our insurance provider. A website has been established and information will be updated and available at www.portnechesresponse.com.
Please visit the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page for periodic updates throughout the day.