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Chemical Plant Explodes Near Geismar Louisiana
- 06/13/2013 07:06 PM EDT
Authorities report that a chemical plant has exploded and is still on fire near Geismar, Louisiana. The Louisiana state police are saying that it is the Williams Olefins plant, on the highway LA 3115.
According to authorities, at least one person has been killed and more than 70 injured.
According to the plant's website, it's a petrochemical processing facility that procues 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene each year.