Massive explosion at Dow plant prompts shelter-in-place order for Plaquemine

Massive explosion at Dow plant prompts shelter-in-place order for Plaquemine
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A fire was visible Friday night at the Dow Plant in Plaquemine after six explosions took place at the Glycol unit.

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Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed six explosions thus far, but no injury or leaks are known at this time. All plant personnel has been accounted for.

Parish officials have issued a shelter-in-place order for a half-mile radius surrounding the plant.

Dow Louisiana Operations released the following statement:

We currently have a fire at our Dow Plaquemine facility. The event is being managed by our Emergency Operations Center and we are in contact with officials. All people are accounted for. As we assess this event and know more we will post updates on this page.”

This is a developing story.

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