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Explosion reported near Chemours chemical plant in West Virginia

Explosion reported near Chemours chemical plant in West Virginia

Residents near a chemical plant in West Virginia were told to shelter in place after an explosion was reported Tuesday evening.


The explosion occurred near the Chemours plant in Belle just after 10 p.m. ET, WCHS reported. It is unclear whether the explosion involved any chemicals at the plant, formerly known as the DuPont plant.


“We’ve had at least one very serious explosion and a working fire at the plant,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper told the television station.

Kanawha County Office of Emergency Management Director C.W. Sigman said the situation at the Chemours plant has been stabilized, WCHS reported.

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said one person was taken to the hospital, the television station reported


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