The Poisoned Ink Well

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

We need the Clean Air Act in Baton Rouge

They're not locking down CC, like it matters.

They're not even bothering to lock down the Chemical Corridor anymore. This is the 4th incident in a month's time.

Now, I’m not harping on this, but another one? Exxon has an explosion and all my friends just happen to be in the area, sitting at their home after a ball game and eating hamburgers for Christ Sake!! No CC lockdown this time.

Advocate staff writers

Pipes carrying gasoline components at the ExxonMobil refinery caught fire Tuesday evening, sending a tower of flames and thick, black smoke high into the air for almost an hour.

Residents who live around the ExxonMobil Refinery said their homes vibrated after a pipeline containing gasoline components caught fire Tuesday evening. No injuries were reported.

While the fire burned Tuesday, police temporarily closed Scenic Highway between Mohican and Shelley streets and the Evangeline Street exits off Interstate 110, police spokesman Cpl. Don Kelly said.