A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for Lee, Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 1:00 am Sunday morning. A line of rain and thunderstorms will be possible between sunset and midnight -- moving in from the north & west. Some storms could be strong to severe. If these storms can reach the area, they could pose a localized flooding & damaging wind threat.
HOUSTON -- A safety agency Friday fined BP Products North America $92,000 for new violations at its Texas City plant. It's the same unit where a 2005 explosion killed 15 people and left about 170 hurt.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration noted four violations of rules on process safety management, and one for rules related to hazardous locations.
The citations involve conditions identified as similar to those that led to the 2005 explosion. BP spokesman Ronnie Chappell says the company will review the citations and alleged violations.
BP has 15 working days to comply, seek a conference with OSHA or contest the case.
Chappell says BP previously identified problems with a pressure relief system on a fractionator and put safeguards in place. B-P also has removed temporary structures from the refinery. The 15 deaths in 2005 happened in two trailers closest to the blast site.
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