Explosion at chemical plant in Belle, West-Virginia.
BELLE, W.Va. — An explosion at a West Virginia chemical plant on Wednesday night prompted authorities to order residents within 2 miles of the plant to remain indoors.
Details about the incident and whether anyone was injured weren’t immediately released.
Emergency officials announced a shelter-in-place order around the Chemours plant in Belle and a nearby road was closed. “We’ve had at least one very serious explosion and a working fire at the plant,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper told WCHS-TV.
Chemours formed as a spinoff from DuPont in 2015. The plant is located along the Kanawha River in eastern Kanawha County.
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