| December 5th, 2019 12:41 PM
Officials: Chemical released in Texas blasts poses no risk
A voluntary evacuation order was issued for residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches after testing late Wednesday found elevated levels of the chemical butadiene, released into the atmosphere after two chemical plant explosions last week.
Here's a closer look at the chemical:
WHAT IS BUTADIENE?
It's a colorless gas that smells mildly like gasoline that is produced by processing petroleum.