Date: April 16, 1947
Description: Refinery structures after the Texas City disaster. The round storage tank on the left shows compression denting along the top seam and the side and a large puncture or dent near the bottom. A small sheet metal structure standing next to that tank has damage and missing sections in several places. Some wooden boards, perhaps arranged as a walkway, are visible lying on the ground in front of the structures. The ground appears to be wet, perhaps with spilled petroleum products, in a number of places. The cooling tower looks to have an object imbedded in it at the bottom of the top section of the structure made of horizontal slats.
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