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 »
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 »
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 »