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  • 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 »
  • Dow chemical gives $1M more to LSU

    July 5, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dow chemical is increasing its contributions and donating an additional $1 million to establish a student leadership center at the Patrick F. Taylor Hall for the LSU College of Engineering. The center will house up to 15 engineering student organizations. In February, LSU announced it had met... more »
  • Gov. Jindal, Dow Chemical announce $1B investment Play Video

    August 27, 2013 2:52 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dow Chemical announced plans today to build two new chemical plants in Louisiana and upgrade their current facility in Plaquemine. The $1.06 billion plans include two new plants, one in Iberville Parish and the other in West Baton Rouge Parish, to produce next-generation synthetic rubber and high-performance... more »
  • Dow closes over 15,000 points for the first time

    May 7, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK- The Dow Jones industrial average has hit another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent. Good economic reports, higher corporate profits and support from central banks have eased investors' concerns that another economic slowdown could... more »
  • US stock markets open higher

    April 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its second all-time high in a week. Shortly after the opening bell the Dow Jones industrial average rose 72 points, or 0.5 percent, to 14,744. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Dow trading at new record high

    March 5, 2013 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK- With a jump of more than 100 points in early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has moved into territory it's never seen before. The jump to an all-time high for the blue-chip average was powered in part by China's strong economic growth targets, and by a jump... more »
  • Court rejects $1B in 'phony tax deductions' by Dow

    February 27, 2013 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal court in Louisiana is rejecting transactions by The Dow Chemical Co. that created $1 billion in what the U.S. Justice Department calls "phony tax deductions." Justice said Wednesday that the tax-reduction scheme was created by Goldman Sachs and the law firm of King & Spalding.... more »
  • Dow closes at highest of the year, nearing record

    February 12, 2013 3:18 PM

    NEW YORK- The Dow has closed at its highest level so far this year, coming within 146 points of its record high of 14,164 in October of 2007. It rose 47 points to 14,018 on Tuesday. The latest gain was powered by impressive results from two big consumer... more »
  • Stocks slide following Dow's rally to 14,000

    February 4, 2013 11:00 AM

    Stocks are falling on Wall Street after the Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest level since the financial crisis last week. The Dow was off 118 points at 13,891 shortly before noon Eastern time. Travelers and Merck fell the most of the 30 stocks in the index. The Standard... more »
  • Dow ends above 14,000 for 1st time since October 2007

    February 1, 2013 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK- The Dow stock market index closed above 14,000 for the first time since before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. Propelled by strong auto sales and optimism about U.S. jobs, the Dow Jones industrial average crossed the line early Friday and continued flirting with the mark all... more »

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