The real kicker is the press conference with Richard Rennard an Arkema executive who tells the media that 'toxicity is a relative thing'. Well, duh, the aphorism 'the dose makes the poison' is centuries old... I get that, after all, I eat pokeweed. The problem is that the Arkema representatives aren't being upfront about the composition of the 'noxious' smoke, so the 'relative toxicity' of it will have to be determined by the authorities, something which doesn't seem to appeal to Texas' elected officials.
This is way beyond the 'let them eat cake' attitude, it basically boils down to 'let them breathe poison'. Tragically, I don't think any heads will roll (figuratively) for this disaster, and I foresee yet another douchebag 'Gulf region' CEO whining on television about wanting his life back.