Major Explosion At Chemical Plant In Geismar, Louisiana
June 13, 2013
There has been a major explosion and a fire at a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, along Highway 30, WWL-TV reports.
NOLA.com reports it the explosion was at the Williams Olefins plant, which, according to the company’s website, produces approximately 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene every year. A hazardous materials team is being sent to the site.
25 people have been reported as injured, according to NBC News. State troopers told WAFB that LA 74 and LA 30 at LA 3115 are closed.