New chemical release reported at Stolthaven in Braithwaite

New chemical release reported at Stolthaven in Braithwaite

Credit: Jonathan Henderson, Gulf Restoration Network

New chemical release reported at Stolthaven in Braithwaite

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Posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 2:10 PM

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BRAITHWAITE, La. - A chemical release has been reported at the Stolthaven Plant in Braithwaite, according to a spokesperson at the Department of Environmental Quality.

The chemical released is methyl acrylate.

According to DEQ, the release originated from a spill within the facility that started around 10:15 a.m. and was secured at 11:48 a.m.

A separate cleanup crew is on the way to the scene to assist.

At this time it is unclear whether there are environmental concerns, but DEQ does have a crew on the scene monitoring air quality.

There have been no evacuations at this time.

Stolthaven was also the site of a chemical leak during Hurricane Isaac, one year ago.

 

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