GEISMAR, LA (WAFB) - The shelter in place has been lifted as the chemical leak is contained at the Honeywell Plant in Geismar, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office.
DEQ inspectors gave the all clear for thousands to open their windows and turn their AC back on after certification both on-site and off-site.
The shelter in place was issued earlier Saturday night for Geismar, the Carville area, the St. Gabriel area, and everything south of Hwy. 74 in Ascension Parish has been lifted. This area included two prisons in St. Gabriel.
Highways 74 (closed from Elayn Hunt Correctional Center to 3115), Highway 3115, and Highway 30 (from truck stop in St. Gabriel to Hwy. 73 in Ascension Parish) and Hwy. 75 (River Road) are now open.
There are no reported injuries at this time.
A spokesperson with Honeywell released the following statement Saturday:
A spokesman released another statement Sunday morning: