Explosion at Williams Geismar Plant Injures Dozens

June 13, 2013
A large explosion and fire tore through the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, this morning. Dozens were injured
Gotta hate it when this kind of thing happens—as it all too often does. This is an on-going story and, as always in such cases, there's way more we don't know than that we do. But here's what we do know so far.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.For the rest of the story, go here.