6/13/2013 — Large Explosion in Geismar, Louisiana — Chemical Factory blast produces mushroom cloud

June 13, 2013 , a massive explosion occurred at a chemical factory in Geismar, Louisiana.

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MSM story on the explosion:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/13/18936624-one-dead-scores-injured-in-louisiana-chemical-plant-explosion?lite

The plant said the blast happened just after 8:30 a.m. Emergency responders were notified and shut-down valves were closed after the explosion, isolating the unit, according to a release.

The plant is in the unincorporated, mostly industrial area of Geismar, about 60 miles northwest of New Orleans. The facility produces 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of propylene a year, according to the company’s website.

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Ironically, the name of the Bayou Corne collapsed salt dome cavern is Oxy-Geismar 3812 .. part of a complex of Oxy-Geismar wells.

Location of this explosion is approximately 17 miles away from the salt dome collapse.

Williams Olefins LLC – 5205 Louisiana 3115, Geismar, LA ‎

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Link to the Oxy Geismar Bayou Corne salt dome information:

http://ucmwww.dnr.state.la.us/ucmsearch/FindDocuments.aspx?idx=xwellserialnumber&val=180708

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more on Bayou Corne here:

watch all the flyovers of the bayou corne area here:

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