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Norco chemical release causes voluntary evacuation

5 years ago April 13, 2010 Apr 13, 2010 Tuesday, April 13 2010 Tuesday, April 13, 2010 7:14:53 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

There's a voluntary evacuation for St. Charles Parish after an early morning chemical release at the Dow facility in Norco.

Students at three schools in Norco will not report to classes Tuesday.

River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Dow has identified the substance as titanium tetrachloride which converts to hydrochloric
acid.

The substance, as a vapor, can cause eye and or throat irritation.

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