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Small chemical release reported at Westlake Chemical; no shelter in place for community

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GEISMAR, LA (WAFB) -

A small chemical release has been reported at Westlake Chemical plant in Geismar.

According to Rick Webre with Ascension Parish Emergency Operations Center, a small poly vinyl release was reported. The unit temporarily lost power, causing the release.

No injuries have been reported and no shelter in place is in effect for the community.

There are road blocks set up at Hwy. 73 and Hwy. 30, as well as at River Rd. and Hwy. 73.

Westlake has "no comment at this time," per a supervisor at the plant.

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