Blast, fire injure 33 at Louisiana chemical plant




 
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Blast, fire injure 33 at Louisiana chemical plant
 
June 13th, 2013  
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Blast, fire injure 33 at Louisiana chemical plant
By Jonathan Bachman GEISMAR, Louisiana (Reuters) - An explosion and fire tore through the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, on Thursday, injuring 33 people and leading authorities to order people within two miles to remain indoors. The blast created a huge fireball and column of smoke when it hit at 8:37 a.m. at the plant along the Mississippi River just south of Baton Rouge and about 60 miles up river from New Orleans. About 600 people were working at the plant at the time, and the fire was still burning three hours later, state police said. ...




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