01:15PM -City of Deer Park
City of Deer Park – Monday Update
This morning, the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) held a press conference to provide an update on the response and recovery following the ITC incident.
Unified Command representatives from ITC, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality met to discuss their continued efforts including favorable air quality readings and oil recovery operations. Unified Command continues to work to keep the public and the environment safe.
The City continues to conduct third-party air quality monitoring, and we did not receive any readings above actionable levels over the weekend. The City will continually monitor air quality and post updates to its outlets including Facebook and the City’s website, deerparktx.gov.
According to the Harris County Public Health Department (HCPHD), there continues to be a low health risk for the public. HCPHD advises that those with health concerns should contact their healthcare provider.
Due to the ongoing recovery from the ITC Incident, the San Jacinto Museum announced on March 28 that the San Jacinto Day Festival has been cancelled.
The Lynchburg Ferry is still closed until further notice.
The link to ITC’s press release issued Sunday night is available here: http://deerparktx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7320/ITC-Press-Release-Statement-30-2030-CST-03-31-2019.
Please continue to monitor our outlets for updates, including our dedicated ITC Fire Incident webpage, www.deerparktx.gov/itcfire.