Shell releases new details on Ascension chemical leak, all roads back open
GEISMAR - An incident involving hazardous materials has prompted law enforcement to close off multiple intersections near a chemical plant in Ascension Parish.
The sheriff's office says a situation at the Shell plant along LA 75 prompted them to shut down several roadways nearby. The department says the closures are precautionary, and there appears to be no off-site impact at this time.
A Shell spokesperson response stemmed from a hydrocarbon leak that was first noticed around 8 a.m. The plant's deluge system was activated to reduce the vapors and a response team was immediately dispatched.
No injuries or exposures were reported.
All roads are now open.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Governor's budget proposal includes $500M for new Mississippi River bridge, pay raises...
Woman killed in hit-and-run near Jefferson Highway; truck mirror left behind at...
National crime experts join local law enforcement to research cause of gun...
Gunman shot himself after setting fire to house during standoff, deputies say
Body believed to be man who shot gun in home before setting...