Explosion at Williams Geismar Plant Injures Dozens
There was a large explosion and fire at the Geismar, La., Williams Olefins chemical plant this morning. Dozens were injured and officials ordered residents withing 2 miles of the plant to remain indoors.
The blast hit at 8:37 a.m. at the plant along the Mississippi River just south of Baton Rouge and about 60 miles up river from New Orleans, parent group Williams Cos. said in a statement.
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