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Plant reports chemical release after outage

3 years 2 months 6 days ago August 14, 2013 Aug 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14 2013 August 14, 2013 2:05 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

CONVENT - A fertilizer plant in St. James Parish reported a chemical release today after a power outage at the facility.

According to an incident report, the Mosaic Fertilizer plant reported the release of sulfur dioxide after an outage at 10:15 a.m., but said there were no injuries.

State Police said two workers were treated at the scene, but weren't taken to the hospital.

The report said plant workers were sheltering in place at the facility, and the plant was shut down. A worker told News 2 many were being sent home for the day.

News 2 crews will have more details tonight starting at 4 p.m.

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