Acid Leak at Geismar Chemical Plant

Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 04:08 PM gHale


A hydrochloric acid leak at a Geismar, LA-based chemical plant shut down operations overnight Thursday, according to authorities.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reported it happened at the Rubicon plant off LA 75 in Geismar.

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Deputies said another plant in the area was under shelter-in-place orders during the leak.

Officials said the release was under control around 2:30 a.m. and everything was back to normal.

No other information was immediately available.



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