Magnablend to pay fine for chemical plant fire
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will vote Jan. 30 on a fine and enforcement order for an October 2011 fire at Magnablend Inc.’s Waxahachie, Texas, chemical-blending plant, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The fire, which occurred on Oct. 18, 2011, forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and required $1 million in environmental cleanup.
The company failed to file a required report of its chemical release within 48 hours, according to a state enforcement order.
TCEQ set state fines form the fire at $38,500.