Texas chemical plant explodes.

POSTED: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 9:18am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

An explosion at an industrial plant in Houston has residents ordered to stay in their homes.

Police say a tank at the American Acryl plant in Pasadena exploded and sent Seabrook residents to remain in their homes. The tank contained a toxic petroleum byproduct used in paint and gasoline. Fire officials say a few cases of flash burns and minor smoke inhalation were treated at the scene.

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