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  • DuPont, Dow push back merger date

    March 31, 2017 12:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - DuPont and Dow have once again postponed their proposed $62 billion merger, saying they expect the deal to close in August. The chemical giants' merger has already been pushed back several times, as regulatory agencies in the U.S. and abroad scrutinize the deal. When DuPont and Dow announced... more »
  • Flaring activity at Dow plant in Plaquemine

    March 17, 2017 4:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – The Dow plant in Plaquemine has flaring activity taking place on Friday afternoon, officials announced. The issue at the plant that caused the flaring has been resolved and Dow is currently in the process of restarting the plant's production unit. Flaring is the controlled burning of... more »
  • Dow promises better communication if there's another emergency Play Video

    December 7, 2016 6:44 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish leaders said they had a productive meeting with officials at Dow today. That meeting centered on the need for better communication during an emergency. "If a gnat pees, I want to know about it," Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso said. Ourso said officials were starving... more »
  • Parish leaders furious over lack of communication during Dow chlorine leak Play Video

    December 5, 2016 7:18 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders in Iberville are fuming tonight over a lack of communication during the chlorine leak from the Dow property on Friday. Parish leaders said they were never notified from Dow which is against protocols. Instead, the parish had to call Dow to try and get some information... more »
  • Sugar cane burn tripped power line, may have contributed to Dow leak Friday

    December 5, 2016 3:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – Entergy said Monday it is investigating if a trip on an off-campus line in the area of Dow Chemical contributed to a loss of power at the plant Friday which caused a chlorine leak. Entergy released a statement when contacted by WBRZ. Monday, elected officials told WBRZ... more »
  • Dow issues update, says facility is secure Play Video

    December 2, 2016 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The DOW's facility in Plaquemine is now secure, according to a statement released by DOW Saturday, Dec. 3. The full statement reads: " Dow’s facility in Plaquemine is secure after a power interruption Friday afternoon. Utilities and steam continue to come online at... more »
  • Crane overturns at Dow site in Plaquemine; no injuries reported

    September 9, 2016 1:10 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – A crane overturned at the Dow Chemical site in Plaquemine Thursday afternoon. According to officials, there were no injuries and the site has been secured. The crane is owned and operated by Mammoet, a company specializing in the lifting and transporting of heavy objects. Dow... more »
  • Dow reports gas release at area facility

    April 20, 2015 10:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dow said there was a release of pyrolysis gasoline, or Pygas, from its chemical plant in Iberville Parish Monday evening. "The release has been stopped and Dow is in the process of recovering the product," a spokesperson said in an email with WBRZ. The company was... more »
  • US stocks plunge as the price of oil continues to crumble

    January 5, 2015 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Another plunge in the price of oil is driving stocks sharply lower. Energy companies led the decline as crude dipped below $50 a barrel Monday. Other stocks also fell as traders worried that the drop could indicate a weaker global economy and possibly lead to a dangerous,... more »

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