Plant reports chemical release after outage
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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