Chemical plant fire in LouisianaLoading
  • Plant Explosion
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks to the media in Geismar, La., after an explosion at The Williams Companies Inc. plant in Geismar,Thursday, June 13, 2013. The fire broke out Thursday morning at the plant, which the company's website says puts out about 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene a year.
    BRETT DUKE | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    A chemical plant fire is seen in an aerial photo about twenty miles southeast of Baton Rouge, in Geismer, La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The plant makes highly flammable gases that are basic building blocks in the petrochemical industry.
    Gerald Herbert | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    A roadblock with emergency personnel is seen in this aerial photo, near a chemical plant explosion, about twenty miles southeast of Baton Rouge, in Geismer, La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The plant makes highly flammable gases that are basic building blocks in the petrochemical industry.
    Gerald Herbert | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    Melted portable toilets are seen at a chemical plant fire in this aerial photo about twenty miles southeast of Baton Rouge, in Geismer, La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The plant makes highly flammable gases that are basic building blocks in the petrochemical industry.
    Gerald Herbert | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    A chemical plant is hosed down after a fire in this aerial photo about twenty miles southeast of Baton Rouge, in Geismer, La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The plant makes highly flammable gases that are basic building blocks in the petrochemical industry.
    Gerald Herbert | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    A chemical plant is hosed down after a fire in this aerial photo about twenty miles southeast of Baton Rouge, in Geismer, La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The plant makes highly flammable gases that are basic building blocks in the petrochemical industry.
    Gerald Herbert | AP
  • APTOPIX Plant Explosion
    A chemical plant fire is seen in this aerial photo about twenty miles southeast of Baton Rouge, in Geismer, La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. Ambulances and helicopters took at least 30 people from the burning chemical plant after an explosion Thursday, officials said. Early tests did not indicate dangerous levels of any chemicals around the plant, but area residents were told to remain indoors with doors and windows closed, said Jean Kelly, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Quality.
    Gerald Herbert | AP
  • APTOPIX Plant Explosion
    This photo provided by Ryan Meador shows an explosion at The Williams Companies Inc. plant in the Ascension Parish town of Geismar La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The fire broke out Thursday morning at the plant, which the company's website says puts out about 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene a year.
    Ryan Meador | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    This photo provided by Ryan Meador shows an explosion at The Williams Companies Inc. plant in the Ascension Parish town of Geismar La., Thursday, June 13, 2013. The fire broke out Thursday morning at the plant, which the company's website says puts out about 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene a year.
    Ryan Meador | AP
  • Plant Explosion
    Fire billows from a the Williams Olefins Plant in Ascension Parish, La., on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Louisiana State Police are at the scene of the explosion and fire there are reported several injuries as a result of the explosion.
    CATHERINE THRELKELD | AP
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