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Natural gas power plant breaks ground in La Porte

Natural gas power plant breaks ground in La Porte

Construction began on a one-of-a-kind natural gas power plant Wednesday in La Porte, Texas. The 50-megawatt demonstration project is unique in that it produces zero emissions. New technology will send carbon dioxide it creates into a sequestration pipeline. The carbon emissions can then be stored for industrial use or enhanced oil recovery. Net Power is developing the plant, which will connect to ...

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New reports outline Texas plant chaos, 4 deaths

LA PORTE, Texas — Danny Francis was working with four others in a control room at DuPont’s La Porte plant at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 15 when he “heard a female voice on the radio that sounded ‘frantic.’?” Crystle Wise, a seasoned operator who had joined DuPont only eight months before, was trapped on the fourth floor of a hulking pesticide ...

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Plant’s chemicals not listed in 911 call

HOUSTON — Four workers killed by poisonous gas during a recent chemical leak were trapped inside the Texas pesticide plant for an hour before anyone called 911, and no one told dispatchers what substances were inside. The DuPont plant in La Porte typically housed as much as 250 tons of highly flammable methyl mercaptan, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday. But ...

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Wrongful death suit filed in Texas chemical leak

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HOUSTON — The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that the lawsuit was filed by Michelle Tisnado, who was married to Gilbert Tisnado. The lawsuit filed Monday in Houston names E.I. du Pont de Nemours and ...

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