Particulate matter in air increased slightly overnight near Houston Ship Channel



Overnight air quality levels for particulate matter increased slightly—consistent with TCEQ’s Air Quality Forecast—in areas around the multi-tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park.

General ambient levels of PM2.5 and PM10 near the Houston Ship Channel increased to the moderate level since the ITC fire began on March 17. While these concentrations went up, they have since decreased and have consistently remained below levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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