Chemical Plant Explosion in Louisiana, Multiple Injuries Reported

An explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana this morning has injured many—though no reports of fatalities as of yet. Hazmat units are attending to the accident at Williams Olefins Chemical Plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The plant churns out 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of propylene per year. The industrial area is a little over 50 miles northwest from New Orleans, 30 miles southeast of Baton Rouge.

Chemical Plant Explosion in Louisiana, Multiple Injuries Reported

Update, 12:50 p.m.: Local news stations are reporting that at least 30 people have been hospitalized after this morning's explosion.

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