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Texas chemical plant, CEO indicted for 'reckless' release

 

August 3, 2018



FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members were indicted Friday in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie Comardelle were charged in the Harris County indictment with "recklessly" releasing chemicals into the air. The charge carries up to $1 million in fines and five years' imprisonment.

"Indictments against corporations are rare," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statemen...



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