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Shelter-in-place order lifted in Deer Park after benzene levels decline

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said that at the maximum levels detected, the benzene levels could cause headaches and nausea, but no long-term effects. State Rep. Briscoe Cain has called for an investigation into the incident.

A thick layer of smoke from a fire burning at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park hangs in the air above the downtown skyline of Houston, Texas, U.S., March 18, 2019.

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