PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - Emergency officials responded to a chemical release near Shintech in Plaquemine Saturday evening.
Officials with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office say there was a leak of a monochloride mixture at 26620 Hwy. 405 near Shintech in Plaquemine. The incident happened around 5:15 p.m. Hwy. 405 was closed to drivers while officials worked to contain the leak.
The leak was stopped within about a half an hour and no injuries were reported. Hwy. 405 has been reopened.
Shintech released a statement about the incident. It reads: