Heavy Smoke From Formosa Plastics Corporation Alarms Point Comfort Residents

Some Point Comfort residents woke up to see heavy smoke coming from the Formosa Plastics plant Sunday morning, but officials are saying not to be alarmed.

A company spokesperson said that the Formosa Plastics Corporation experienced a power outage late Saturday night in its utilities co-generation unit.
Their initial investigation suggests that the cause of the outage was likely due to inclement weather.
As a result of losing power, production units were taken out of service.
An unplanned flaring event occurred as feedstocks were purged from those units.
Formosa is examining the affected systems and will prepare for possible repair and restart of the affected production.