fire has been extinguished at a biodiesel plant in Norco following an
to a St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations spokesperson, the explosion
occurred at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Diamond Green Biodiesel Facility in Norco.
production unit involved has been shut down. No injuries have been reported and
no roads are closed in the area.
fire at the plant has been extinguished and there aren't any threats to
residents in the area, according to the spokesperson.
have no reason to be concerned. We've had no indication of protective measures
for the public, right now the situation appears to be under control," said
Ron Perry with St. Charles Parish.
Diamond Green Biodiesel's website, the plant produces nearly 9,300 barrels of
renewable diesel a day for used cooking oil and other materials.
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