Chemical Plant Explosion In Belle

Residents near the Chemours plant in Belle were asked to shelter in place after an explosion was reported in the area Tuesday night.

Those who live within a two mile radius are asked to stay indoors. The explosion was reported just after 10 p.m.

Four people were injured in the incident.

Officials believe a chlorinated dry bleach and methanol were the chemicals involved in the explosion.

Officials said the explosion happened in the Optima Chemical operations area of the plant.


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