Emergency responders have made progress addressing the event and continue to work around the clock to resolve the situation at TPC Group’s Port Neches site.
Despite the progress made, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick will not be lifting the mandatory evacuation order today. Residents are asked to comply with the continued evacuation order and not to return to the area. Judge Branick will be at Incident Command site in the morning to receive a progress update to evaluate the duration of the evacuation order.
The safety of first responders, residents and minimizing environmental impact remains the main focus of all mitigation efforts.
Air monitoring will continue through the remainder of the day and evening. Monitoring results continue to indicate no human health concerns.
Community members should continue to follow Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management and www.portnechesresponse.com for periodic updates.
The next news release will be available at approximately 6:30 a.m., Friday, November 29.