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Port Allen chemical fire the latest in a string of incidents in the area

Port Allen chemical fire the latest in a string of incidents in the area

POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:48am

The chemical fire at Air Liquide is the latest in a string of incidents at chemical plants in the area.

According to the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, there have been five accidents at plants in less than 70 days at plants between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Two of them have taken place at Westlake Chemical near Geismar.

The first was an explosion and fire that was reported at the plant back on March 22. For more on that story, click here.

Then, earlier this month, three people had to be taken to the hospital after a chemical release. For more on that story, click here.

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