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Victims of TPC plant explosions that damaged homes, businesses, waiting for justice 2 years later

Attorneys are still peeling back the layers of what led up to the 2019 explosion years ago as thousands wait to go to court with the company.

Jordan Williams, Raegan Gibson, KBMT (12NewsNow)

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Published: 4:35 PM CST November 22, 2021
Updated: 12:13 PM CST November 23, 2021

It's been two years since two explosions at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches rocked the city, damaging homes and businesses. 

More than 5,000 people have sued TPC, and they may have to wait two or three years for their cases to make it to court. 12News is digging into the reasons this litigation is taking so long and what led up to the explosions that rocked Port Neches.  

A preliminary report from the feds offers crucial clues and paints a picture of a plant that knew it had problems.

Families and businesses in Port Neches have done the best they can to move on. Some say they're still scarred by the blast.

One mother said she was knocked out of her bed when the explosion happened just before she heard her daughter screaming at the top of her lungs. A business owner told 12News he was in a hurry to clean up his coffee shop when a second explosion rocked the city, causing him to close the store for days.