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ITC Terminal Fire

The incident at Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park began on March 17, 2019. Demolition of the ITC storage tanks was completed on Aug. 27, 2019. These webpages will no longer be updated.

However, always available is near real-time data from our stationary monitors throughout the state.

News

Important information Notice to Elected Officials on ITC Transition Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (posted 6/19/19 11:30 a.m.)

Important information View our latest news release on the situation (posted 3/31/2019, 3:00 p.m.)

Correspondence with Elected Officials

Important information View letters received from elected officials and our responses to them.

Water Quality Monitoring

The TCEQ assessed surface water quality data collected by our contractor, EPA, and ITC since March 18, and we posted sampling results as we analyzed the data.

Beginning Saturday, March 23, we collected water samples in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay to address surface water quality impacts from releases associated with the ongoing ITC incident.

Then to better characterize the potential extent of impact, beginning Sunday, March 24, additional surface water quality sampling was conducted by TCEQ at various beach areas.

We posted sampling results as we analyzed the data through June 13, 2019.

Important information View Water Quality Monitoring Data

Air Quality Monitoring

In response to the ITC fire, TCEQ assigned environmental investigators and contractors to conduct hand-held monitoring, used TCEQ air monitoring vans in the area, and enlisted EPA’s TAGA bus and ASPECT airplane to provide air monitoring and to conduct monitoring flights over the area. As of June 11, 2019, the TCEQ has completed daily handheld air monitoring of the area around the tank fire at ITC. ITC stopped conducting handheld air monitoring in the vicinity on Aug. 12, 2019. ITC’s air monitoring results were evaluated and posted on TCEQ’s website. Data from our stationary monitoring network was last posted Aug. 30, 2019, after tank demolition was completed.

Important information View Air Quality Monitoring Data