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  • Joint investigation continues after Westlake Chemical fire

    June 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    GEISMAR, La. - DEQ responders, State Police, and OSHA inspectors are on site today at Westlake Chemical in Geismar as a joint investigation begins following Wednesday's fire. State officials said Westlake Chemical will release a statement seven days after the accident if they exceeded a reportable quantity of regulated... more »
  • Fire breaks out at Geismar chemical plant Play Video

    June 4, 2014 11:37 AM

    GEISMAR, La. - State officials said it could be a month before they learn the exact cause of Wednesday's fire at Westlake Chemical in Geismar. The fire started just after 11 a.m. in a cooling storage area on the plant's grounds. A plant official said organic peroxide, an additive... more »
  • New plant in Ascension adds to growth Play Video

    February 19, 2014 5:42 PM

    GEISMAR - Ascension Parish leaders are excited about a new Westlake Chemical Chlorine facility in their parish, coming just two months after Shell canceled plans to build a multi-billion dollar facility there. "You make these announcements and it takes a couple years to bring the project to fruition," said... more »

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