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Olin: response safely over in Louisiana fire, chlorine leak

Apr. 20, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — Olin Corp. said Wednesday that it has “safely concluded” its response to a fire and leak that sent a huge cloud of chlorine out of a chemical plant near Baton Rouge, and nobody was hurt. “Monitoring confirms there is no risk of onsite or offsite...

Olin: nobody hurt in fire, chlorine leak at Louisiana plant

Apr. 19, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Olin Corp. were monitoring the air Tuesday morning at and around a plant where a fire and leak sent a huge cloud of chlorine out of a chemical plant near Baton Rouge. No injuries have been reported, said...

Cause of chemical leak at Fond du Lac plant investigated

Apr. 08, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Fond du Lac are investigating what caused a chemical leak at a local plant that caused employees and neighbors to evacuate the area. Hazardous materials crews worked for five hours to mitigate the leak at the Milk Specialties plant where 90 to...

Live updates: Ammonia leak contaminates area in east Ukraine

Mar. 21, 2022 00:52 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — An ammonia leak at a chemical plant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy has contaminated an area with a radius of more than 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles), officials said early Monday. Sumy regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy didn’t say what caused the leak. ...

Bleach leak prompts evacuation of Georgia chicken plant

Mar. 14, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A leak of bleach led to the evacuation of a north Georgia chicken plant that was the site of a nitrogen leak that killed six people last year, authorities said. The plant is owned by a different company than it was when the workers died. Hall County and...

Buried fuel tank found near chemical spill on Michigan river

Mar. 03, 2022 14:25 PM EST

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — A massive, possibly century-old underground fuel oil tank was found near a southeastern Michigan river's tributary that had a chemical-type sheen on its surface. A company that owns the property southwest of Detroit in Flat Rock found the tank, WXYZ-TV...