Chemical odor causing concerns in St. Bernard, JP

Chemical odor causing concerns in St. Bernard, JP

Chemical odor causing concerns in St. Bernard, JP

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Posted on January 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 10 at 11:30 PM

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CHALMETTE, La. -- Jefferson Parish officials are reporting a chemical odor coming from St. Bernard Parish, according to the Jefferson Parish Fire Department.

People in Chalmette and Terrytown are reporting burning eyes and trouble breathing.

The official cause of the odor hasn't been released, but the fire department said the chemical "appears" to be coming from the Rain CII Plant in St. Bernard Parish.

The fire department said Hazmat crews and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have been notified.

 

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