Hazmat situation reported near Shell-Geismar plant

Hazmat situation reported near Shell-Geismar plant
Shell Geismar, located on Ashland Road in Gonzales, Louisiana. (Source: WAFB)

ASCENSION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Deputies are currently responding to a hazmat situation near the Shell-Geismar plant in Gonzales.

Highways 30 and 72, both at Ashland Road, were shut down around noon on Friday, Jan. 24. Shell-Geismar is located on Ashland Road between Highway 30 and Highway 75.

All roads reopened just after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said a small amount of ethylene oxide was released at the chemical plant. There is concern that there might be an offsite impact, but there’s currently no indication of one, Webre said.

The roads were closed out of an abundance of caution.

A hazmat team is monitoring the situation.

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Deputies are currently responding to a hazmat incident and the following roads are closed. Highway 30 at Ashland...

Posted by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday, January 24, 2020

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