Situation Update: TPC Group’s Technical Team, along with site personnel and contractors, continue to progress through the deconstruction phase of recovery at the Port Neches site. As a part of this effort for the next several months, and specifically on March 6, there will be increased activity at the site that may be noticeable to the community. During this time, community residents may see or hear movement of heavy equipment on site, including large trucks and cranes. Noise associated with deconstruction activity will continue to be limited to daytime hours.
Traffic Update: For a few hours on Saturday, March 13 (7 a.m.-12 p.m.) there will be intermittent, temporary street closures near the site.
Locations of temporary closures:
- Intersection of Spur 136 at Highway 366
- Spur 136 to Highway 366 in front of TPC Port Neches Operations
- Highway 366 between Spur 136 & Park Street
Air Monitoring: Air monitoring continues on site. TPC Group air monitoring coverage, conducted by contracted environmental response specialists, continues to include both stationary monitors at the fence line and stationary monitors inside the fence line. Monitoring teams remain ready to respond in the community should there be a need.
Information Resources: TPC Group continues to manage inquiries related to recovery activities at Port Neches Operations via the official response website at www.portnechesresponse.com, as well as through established social media channels on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PortNechesUC and Twitter (@PortNechesUC).
Residents are also encouraged to register for updates from the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN). Call 1-877-843-7826 (toll-free) anytime to hear important alerts and notifications or visit www.thestan.com to register for notifications.
Throughout the deconstruction phase, the Company will continue to conduct weekly testing of the plant alarm system every Wednesday at noon. This is only a system test and there are no off-site impacts. In the event of an emergency onsite, TPC Group will use the STAN and social media to notify the community.