Concerns about air quality lingered Wednesday following a major early morning explosion at a chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas that shot a fireball into the sky.The disaster at the TPC Group-owned facility roughly 94 miles east of Houston took place a week after the Trump administration rolled back safety rules meant to protect workers and people who live near chemical plants. In light of the timing, Catherine Fraser, Environment Texas\u0026#039;s clean air associate, called Wednesday\u0026#039;s explosion \u0022a timely warning that state and federal officials need to do more to keep communities safe.\u0022\u0026nbsp;\u0022It shook our house twice,\u0022 Shawn Dunlap, who lives in neighboring Nederland, told NBC News. \u0022It was just like a bomb going off.\u0022 Twitter user @souljaslim52 put it another way: \u0022shit blew tf up.\u0022According to a statement from TPC Group, the incident occurred at 1:00am local time. The company said it \u0022cannot speak to the cause of the incident or the extent of damage.\u0022 The Port Neches Police Department, in a statement posted to Facebook, said, \u0022There\u0026#039;s extensive damage throughout the city.\u0022Area residents reported damaged homes, with some suffering shattered glass and blown-off doors. Three workers at the plant also suffered minor injuries, the company said.\u0022Throughout the morning more booms could be heard in the area as firefighters attempted to control the blaze,\u0022 reported Beaumont\u0026#039;s KBMT.Local ABC affiliate KTRK reported that the chemical burning is butadiene, which the EPA classifies as carcinogenic.Area residents captured images and sounds of the explosion:WOW: Incredible video shared with us of the Port Neches plant explosion earlier this morning, not far from Beaumont. Eddie Ramirez writes: \u0022My video cameras caught the moment impact. I hope and pray that everyone is ok.\u0022 Latest updates: https://t.co/XTy9gwimgB | #HTownRush pic.twitter.com/pF63DrTFZL— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) November 27, 2019TAKE A LOOK | Dramatic front camera video of the TPC Group Plant explosion in Port NechesREAD MORE: https://t.co/FGYHV2w1p7 pic.twitter.com/pwq08qwCCY— 12NewsNow (@12NewsNow) November 27, 2019Environment Texas\u0026#039;s Fraser, in her statement, pointed to the plant\u0026#039;s history as cause for particular concern. \u0022This facility has a track record of violating the Clean Air Act,\u0022 she said, \u0022with five other illegal emissions events just in 2019, emitting carcinogenic 1,3 butadiene and other chemicals, and a history of community complaints.\u0022\u0022According to the EPA, the TPC Plant has been in non-compliance 12 separate quarters over the last 3 years, and has received 7 formal enforcement actions over the last 5 years. According to the TCEQ, the chemical of most concern is butadiene,\u0022 Fraser continued. \u0022The TPC plant emitted 61,379 pounds of butadiene in 2018. Butadiene is a known human carcinogen.\u0022Environmental justice expert Mustafa Santiago Ali weighed in on the explosion with a brief statement on Twitter. He noted that the Trump administration\u0026#039;s move last week to finalize the weakening of the Chemical Disaster Rule and chided the president for\u0026nbsp; \u0022putting more people\u0026#039;s lives in danger.\u0022When will they learn? Every time the #Trump Administration \u0026amp; #EPA rolls back a #environmental rule meant to protect your health or your life, something bad happens! 3 injured as Texas plant explosion releases chemical plumehttps://t.co/EUMPuacWEC pic.twitter.com/oNKBwq1QOV— Mustafa Santiago Ali (@EJinAction) November 27, 2019This post has been updated to correct that Port Neches is east of Houston, not west, as it was originally written.