CONVENT – A fertilizer plant in St. James Parish reported a chemical release today after a power outage at the facility.
According to an incident report, the Mosiac Fertilizer plant reported the release of sulfur dioxide after an outage at 10:15 a.m., but said there were no injuries.
State Police said two workers were treated at the scene, but weren’t taken to the hospital.The report said plant workers were sheltering in place at the facility, and the plant was shut down. A worker told News 2 many were being sent home for the day.
St. James Parish is right next to Assumption Parish – to the east – MAP
It was so “small” they had to issue a shelter in place order.
The Advocate – Employees take precautions after sulfur dioxide release
ENE-News – Series of chemical explosions rock hazardous waste plant by Florida border — Radioactive waste mentioned on company’s acceptance form — FBI responds to blast — Plumes of smoke and flames over 100 feet high (VIDEO)
Some stuff we found out about the plant owner
- Mosaic’s Water Dilution Within State Regulations
- Pollution regulators: Riverview Mosaic plant must improve < VIDEO
- Saudi’s Ma’aden, Mosaic and SABIC sign deal for phosphate production plant
- Mosaic Makes Deal With Saudi Arabian Mining Co.
“LAKELAND | The Mosaic Co.’s 25 percent stake in a new Saudi Arabian fertilizer plant will not impact the company’s Florida phosphate operations based in Polk County, company spokesmen said on Tuesday.
“It’s in addition to our current capacity,” said Rob Litt, a spokesman from Mosaic’s corporate headquarters in Plymouth, Minn. “It will have no impact on our Florida operations at all.”
Mosaic announced the estimated $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) and the Saudi Basic Industries Corp., a government entity, shortly after the stock markets closed on Monday.
Mosaic purchased a 25 percent share in the $7 billion Saudi plant, which is expected to open in late 2016, according to a Mosaic press statement. In addition to cash, Mosaic will contribute design, construction and operating expertise to the new plant.“
Georgia explosion item sent by a reader – This happened Wed. –
Perma-Fix plant in south Georgia BLOWS UP
They dispose of NUKE WASTE at the plant!!
LINK – http://youtu.be/TfAKhWHT3bg
News links are in the ‘About’ section on the youtube page. RSOE report.
UPDATE, Aug. 17
“Elevated pH levels delayed on-site investigative work Friday at an industrial plant facility where a fire and a series of explosions occurred earlier this week.
The elevated pH levels were detected in standing water inside the Perma-Fix of South Georgia facility . . . “